Concomitant Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Super-Obese Patient with Situs Inversus Totalis Who Previously Underwent Intragastric Balloon Placement
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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding has been increasingly performed since its introduction in 1990. Situs inversus totalis is a rare anomaly in which transposition of organs to the opposite side of the body occurs. Laparoscopic gastric banding in such few patients has been reported in the literature. We discuss a super-obese patient with situs inversus totalis and asymptomatic cholelithiasis who previously underwent endoscopic intragastric balloon placement in preparation for bariatric surgery. Afterwards, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding were performed in the same session. Special attention is paid to the literature review and the mirror-image modification of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic gastric banding procedures. With preoperative assessment, modifications in the surgical team, and equipment, the operation can be performed safely.
KeywordsLaparoscopic gastric banding Morbid obesity Situs inversus totalis Laparoscopic cholecystectomy Intragastric balloon
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