ERCP and situs inversus

Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2021 Oct 26. doi: 10.17235/reed.2021.8374/2021. Online ahead of print.


A 85-year-old female, with situs inversus totalis, was admitted due to obstructive jaundice secondary to multiple choledocholithiasis and distal biliary stenosis due to adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas, with duodenal infiltration and metastatic liver disease. An ERCP was tried in the supine position but bile duct cannulation was not possible due to duodenal infiltration; finally a palliative biliary stent was placed, percutaneously, with resolution of the jaundice.