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.
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Terapie Avanzate, University of Ferrara, Italy.
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 (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.