Acute Appendicitis in a Patient With Situs Inversus Totalis and Malrotation

Margaret L. Jackson, MD, Shinil K. Shah, DO, FACS, Amit K. Agarwal, MD, FACS

Department of Surgery, University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas (all authors).

ABSTRACT

Left-sided acute appendicitis is a rare condition that occurs most frequently in patients with congenital abnormalities. It can be a surgical emergency and a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. We present a case of acute appendicitis in a patient with situs inversus totalis and intestinal malrotation.

Key Words: left-sided appendicitis, malrotation, situs inversus.

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