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 OJCD  Vol.10 No.4 , December 2020
Situs Inversus Totalis with Left-Sided Appendicitis: A Case Report
Abstract: Introduction: Left-sided acute appendicitis (LSAA) develops in association with two types of congenital anomalies: situs inversus totalis (SIT) and midgut malrotation (MM). A Left sided appendicitis is an ambiguous and difficult diagnosis to make. Aim: To present a proven case of left-sided acute appendicitis (LSAA) associated with situs inversus totalis (SIT). Case Report: A case of Left appendicitis was evaluated in a 28-year-old Asian male, who presented to our hospital in Feb. 2016, with lower abdominal pain more on left side and suspected diverticulitis or acute appendicitis with unusual appendix location. The patient doesn’t recall any history of abdominal surgery or about situs inversus totalis, abdominal and pelvic ultrasound was done, left iliac fossa appendicitis was diagnosed, Erect chest X-ray including upper abdomen revealed dextrocardia and stomach air on right side (situs inversus totalis), the patient underwent diagnostic Laproscop and Endoscopic resection of the appendix, with no incidents, and then discharged without complications, follow visits went unremarkable. Conclusion: The diagnosis of left lower quadrant pain is based on well-established clinical symptoms, physical examination and physician’s experience.
Cite this paper: Arid, M. (2020) Situs Inversus Totalis with Left-Sided Appendicitis: A Case Report. Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics, 10, 104-114. doi: 10.4236/ojcd.2020.104009.
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