Laparoscopic Cholesystectomy in a Rare Case of Situs Inversus Totalis
Laparoscopic Cholesystectomy in Left Sided Gallbladder
Situs inversus is a rare congenital anomaly with an abnormally positioned gall bladder to the left side. Normally these patients live up to their normal life expectancy but in a few with cardiac abnormalities, it might be reduced. The formation of gallstones in these patients is a fairly common condition. The condition may be asymtomatic but can often produce epigastric or left hypochondrial pain associated with nausea. The following report is a rare case of leftsided gallbladder with mirror image anatomy of abdominal visceras. Mostly these patients are managed with open cholecystectomies but we performed Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in this case.