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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for a super-super-obese patient with situs inversus totalis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16901366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Situs inversus totalis is a rare defect which can present difficulties in the management in laparoscopic surgery due to the mirror-image anatomy. Herein, we report a patient with situs inversus totalis and super-super-obesity (BMI 76 kg/m2). We performed successful laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Technical details of this operation, with situs inversus totalis, are presented. There were no major difficulties compared to patients with usual anatomy. There are potential diseases associated with situs inversus and obesity; therefore, a careful investigation, including a chest x-ray and cardiac and abdominal ultrasounds should be performed before surgery. Sleeve gastrectomy is an adequate procedure in super-super-obese patients with situs inversus totalis.
Jean Marc Catheline; Caroline Rosales; Régis Cohen; Hélène Bihan; Jean Luc Fournier; Joël Roussel; Joseph Bénichou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0960-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-11     Completed Date:  2007-01-11     Revised Date:  2007-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1092-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bariatric Surgical College of Avicenne Hospital, Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris, Bobigny, France.
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MeSH Terms
Bariatric Surgery / methods*
Gastrectomy / methods*
Obesity, Morbid / complications,  surgery*
Situs Inversus / complications*

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