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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 127-129

A patient with situs inversus totalis presenting for emergency laparoscopic appendectomy: Consideration for safe anesthetic management


Department of Anaesthesiology, KVG Medical College and Hospital, Sullia, India

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Shivakumar M Channabasappa
Department of Anaesthesiology, SSS Mansion, 3rd Cross, Basaveshwara Nagar, Shimoga - 577 201, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0259-1162.114019

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Situs inversus totalis is an uncommon congenital positional anomaly in which orientation of all asymmetric organs in the body are mirror image of normal morphology. The condition if undetected may pose a diagnostic problem of abdominal pathology. We present a case of situs inversus totalis with acute appendicitis in adult female who was previously unaware of her situs anomaly. A 35-year-old adult female presented with history of acute pain abdomen in left iliac region; clinically, she was diagnosed to be acute diverticulitis. Further investigation with abdominal computerized tomography (CT) and ultrasound imaging confirmed situs inversus with acute appendicitis. Patient underwent emergency laparoscopic appendectomy under general anesthesia; intraoperative electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring was done with reverse lead placement.


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