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Online ISSN 1827-191X
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.