Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with situs inversus totalis: a case report

Chaithanya Babu Bogarapu, Rathna Kishore Bujjitha Savalam, Jayaraj Chinthagada, Satish Chaitanya Kattupalli

Abstract


Situs inversus totalis is a rare congenital condition present in approximately 0.01% of the population in which the major visceral organs are reversed from their normal position and can pose difficulties in the diagnosis and management of acute abdominal pathology. Symptomatic cholelithiasis is very common in India and laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard treatment at present. Laparoscopic surgery in a situation of situs inversus is challenging due to the mirror-image anatomy. Diagnostic pitfalls and technical details of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy are discussed.


Keywords


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in situs inversus totalis, Situs inversus totalis, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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