JOURNAL ARTICLE

Laparoscopic gastric bypass for morbid obesity in a patient with situs inversus

A C Wittgrove, G W Clark
Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A 1998, 8 (1): 53-5
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The purpose of this article is to discuss the operative challenges posed by the advanced laparoscopic approach to a patient with situs inversus. The patient is a morbidly obese woman who has multiple co-morbidities related to her weight and who presented for bariatric surgery. A laparoscopic gastric by-pass was successfully performed. Situs inversus totalis is not a contraindication for laparoscopic surgery.

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