Situs inversus viscerum: Report of two cases

S. C. Wu, F. C. Chen, S. H. Wang, R. J. Chen

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Situs inversus viscerum (transposition of viscera) is a rare condition with a genetic predisposition that recessive mutation was noted in the inversus viscerum gene which was located in the long arm of chromosome 14, the incidence rate is about 1:20,000 live births. We report 2 cases with situs inversus viscerum that underwent operation, one was left sided appendicitis - who received appendectomy, the other was diagnosed cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis - who underwent cholecystectomy and cho-ledocholithotomy and T-tube drainage. Both patients were well postopeatively and discharged uneventfully. Operation in patients of situs inversus viscerum could be safely performed, altho-ugh attentions must be paid to the details of left-right reversal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalFormosan Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Situs inversus viscerum

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  • Surgery

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    Wu, S. C., Chen, F. C., Wang, S. H., & Chen, R. J. (2000). Situs inversus viscerum: Report of two cases. Formosan Journal of Surgery, 33(2), 72-76.