[Symptomatic aorto-iliac aneurysm and situs viscerum inversus: case report]

Chir Ital. Jan-Feb 2006;58(1):113-6.
[Article in Italian]


We report a case of infrarenal symptomatic aorto-iliac aneurysm in a patient with acute abdominal pain. The patient was admitted to the emergency care unit for abdominal pain and CT scans showing an infrarenal aorto-iliac aneurysm in a situs viscerum inversus (SVI) totalis syndrome. The patient underwent open aneurysm repair with an aorto-iliac bifurcated graft. This case shows that situs viscerum inversus cannot be considered a technical problem for the surgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications*
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / diagnosis
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery
  • Humans
  • Iliac Aneurysm / complications*
  • Iliac Aneurysm / diagnosis
  • Iliac Aneurysm / surgery
  • Male
  • Viscera / abnormalities*