Emergency Cholecystectomy in Situs Inversus Totalis: Report of a Case

  • G M Naikoo
  • I Wani
  • I Mir
  • F Jan
  • S Mushtaq
  • M N Ahmad


Situs inversus totalis is a rare anomaly with a genetic predisposition, characterized by transposition of organs to the opposite side of the body. The condition may present difficulties in the management of abdominal pathologies and if undetected can create a diagnostic puzzle. Herein we report a case of situs inversus totalis with acute cholecystitis and the patient underwent successful emergency open cholecystectomy.

Keywords: Situs inversus totalis, Cholecystectomy, USG, CT scan.

Internet Journal of Medical Update Vol. 3 (1) 2008: pp. 50-52

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