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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 February;39(1):31-3

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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)


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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.

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