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Idiopathic adult ileoileal and ileocolic intussusception in situs inversus totalis: a rare coincidence

Nazish Butt, Syed H Shah, Abdul R Alvi, Saba Hassan
Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association 2012, 18 (1): 68-70
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Situs inversus totalis is a rare autosomal recessive congenital anomaly that is characterized by mirror image anatomy of the abdominal and thoracic organs. We report a case of a 28-year-old male with situs inversus totalis, who developed an idiopathic ileoileal and ileocolic intussusception, which was diagnosed on computed tomography scan. Patient underwent successfully ileal resection and side-to-side functional anastomosis of ileum 12 cms from ileocecal junction. Postoperative course was uneventful. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of idiopathic adult intussusception with situs inversus totalis in the literature.

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