Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in situs inversus totalis

Raghuveer Mn, Mahesh Shetty S, Sunil Kumar Bb
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR 2014, 8 (7): ND03-5
Situs inversus totalis is a rare condition where the organs in the body is placed in the opposite side. When such patient presents with the diseases of the intra abdominal organs the diagnosis is challenging and the operative procedure to be performed will be difficult. This may require the anticipation of variations in anatomy, ergonomic changes required during surgery and mastery over the operative skills in reversed anatomy. Cholelithiasis in situs inversus totalis is one such situation. Herein we report a case of situs inversus totalis who underwent successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallbladder calculi.

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