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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 February;39(1):31-3
Symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm and “situs viscerum inversus”. Diagnostic and therapeutic approach
Occhionorelli S., Navarra G., Santini M., Carcoforo P., Sartori A., Pollinzi V., Mascoli F.
From the University of Ferrara (Italy) Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Terapie Avanzate Sezione di Clinica Chirurgica Generale (Head: I. Donini)
Background. We report one case of symptomatic aneurysm of infrarenal abdominal aorta in a patient symptomatic for acute abdomen.
Methods. The patient was accepted at the Emergency Care Unit and the routine admission tests were taken. US of the abdomen revealed a «Situs Viscerum Inversus Totalis» (SVI) disposition of the organs and an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta below the renal arteries. Patient underwent an aorto-aortic straight graft.
Conclusions. In this case-report we show SVI cannot be considered a problem in the surgical treatment of symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms.