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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

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PINILLA GONZALEZ, Rafael; LOPEZ LAZO, Sarah; QUINTANA DIAZ, Juan Carlos  and  GONZALEZ RIVERA, Armando. Acute cholecystitis in a patient with situs inversus totalis. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2011, vol.50, n.3, pp.339-347. ISSN 0034-7493.

The objective of present paper is to present a case of situs inversus and cholecystitis diagnosed and treated in the "Al Wahda Mabar Thamar" Hospital of Yemen. A female patient aged 50 with epigastric pain after ingestion of fatty foods; two days before its admission increase its intensity and remains in left hypochondrium and also vomiting. With the use of perioperative antibiotic-therapy, a left subcostal incision is made detecting an acute cholecystitis with a choledochal slight dilatation. A cholecystectomy and choledochotomy with a good postoperative evolution were performed.

Keywords : situs inversus; acute cholecystitis.

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