Single-port Cholecystectomy in a Patient with Situs Inversus Totalis Presenting With Cholelithiasis

A Case Report

Marcus VD de Campos Martins; José L Pantaleão Falcão; James Skinovsky; Guilherme MSS de Faria


J Med Case Reports. 2012;6(96) 

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the treatment of choice for symptomatic cholelithiasis. This approach should be the same for patients with situs inversus totalis. LESS is a safe method that offers at least an aesthetic advantage over the traditional laparoscopy. Additional studies are needed to confirm other advantages such as less pain and less metabolic response.