Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in patient with situs viscerum inversus

Boris Kirshtein, Sofie Lantsberg, Solly Mizrahi, Leonid Lantsberg

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Abstract

Situs viscerum inversus is a rare condition with perfect mirror image organs position. Despite the well-described existence of this condition, the implication for the treating of emergency pathology can be important following to the difficult interpretation of signs and symptoms. We report a case of acute cholecystitis in patients with known dextrocardia who was successfully treated by laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The diagnostic problems and surgical technique pitfalls are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-171
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute cholecystitis
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Situs inversus

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