Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a 39-year-old female with situs inversus.
Kartagener syndrome consists of situs inversus, chronic sinusitis, and bronchiectasis. A 39-year-old woman known to have Kartagener syndrome presented with complaints of left upper abdominal quadrant pain. Suspicion of cholelithiasis was confirmed with ultrasound and oral cholecystogram. The patient underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Standard techniques were modified in mirror image fashion to provide access to the left upper quadrant. This unusual presentation of chronic calculus cholecystitis in a patient with Kartagener syndrome demonstrates the adaptability of laparoscopic cholecystectomy technique.
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Campos, L., & Sipes, E. (1991). Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a 39-year-old female with situs inversus. Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery, 1(2), 123–126. https://doi.org/10.1089/lps.1991.1.123
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery