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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 295-297

The challenging aspects and successful anaesthetic management in a case of situs inversus totalis


Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, Patiala, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Ram Nagar, Banur, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.98781

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Situs inversus totalis is a rare condition with a predicted incidence of one in 10,000 among the general population, the aetiologic factors for which are still not completely understood. In a patient with situs inversus totalis, not just the diagnosis of any acute abdomen pathology is difficult due to distorted anatomy and transposition of thoraco abdominal viscera but equally challenging is the anaesthetic management during the respective surgical procedure. We are reporting a patient who had situs inversus totalis and was operated for open cholecystectomy. The present case report lays an emphasis on the potential difficulties during anaesthetic management and its various implications.


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