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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in situs inversus totalis with "inferior" cystic artery: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16127760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 76-year-old man with known situs inversus totalis presented with left-sided discomfort. Abdominal ultrasonography and CT scan confirmed the diagnosis of a gallstone, as well as, situs inversus; the liver and gallbladder on the left side and the spleen on the right. The biliary system was thought to be left-right reversal, mirror image in the view of drip infusion cholangiogram and MRI. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was safely performed, despite of unexpected aberrant cystic artery running inferior to cystic duct of situs inversus. Laparoscopic surgeon should be careful for view of reversed relationships and also existence of other anomalies.
Sumihiro Kamitani; Yosihiro Tsutamoto; Kazuyoshi Hanasawa; Tohru Tani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1007-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-29     Completed Date:  2005-12-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5232-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Ohtsu, Shiga 520-2192, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / abnormalities
Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic*
Gallbladder / blood supply*
Gallstones / complications*,  surgery*
Situs Inversus / complications*

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