Laparoscopic appendicectomy in a patient with Situs Inversus Totalis

  • Elie Keli Treichville University Hospital
  • K J Nedjri Treichville University Hospital
  • K H Ahue Treichville University Hospital
  • O C Blégolé Treichville University Hospital
  • B Moussa Treichville University Hospital
  • G Aboua Treichville University Hospital
  • A Adon Treichville University Hospital
  • J P Dongui Treichville University Hospital
Keywords: Laparoscopic appendicectomy, Situs Inversus Totalis, Côte d’Ivoire

Abstract

We report a case of acute appendicitis in a patient with Situs Inversus Totalis (SIT) successfully managed by laparoscopic surgery to highlight awareness of this rare condition and the diagnostic difficulties and technical considerations posed by this anatomical anomaly when conducting surgery.

Author Biographies

Elie Keli, Treichville University Hospital

Department of General, Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, Treichville University Hospital, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

K J Nedjri, Treichville University Hospital

Department of General, Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, Treichville University Hospital, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

K H Ahue, Treichville University Hospital

Department of General, Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, Treichville University Hospital, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

O C Blégolé, Treichville University Hospital

Department of General, Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, Treichville University Hospital, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

B Moussa, Treichville University Hospital

Department of General, Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, Treichville University Hospital, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

G Aboua, Treichville University Hospital

Department of General, Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, Treichville University Hospital, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

A Adon, Treichville University Hospital

Department of General, Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, Treichville University Hospital, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

J P Dongui, Treichville University Hospital

Department of General, Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, Treichville University Hospital, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Published
2019-05-14
How to Cite
Keli, E., Nedjri, K., Ahue, K., Blégolé, O., Moussa, B., Aboua, G., Adon, A., & Dongui, J. (2019). Laparoscopic appendicectomy in a patient with Situs Inversus Totalis. South African Journal of Surgery, 57(2), 66. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/2951
Section
Case Reports