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Organ Donor with Complete Situs Inversus. Case Report and Review of the Literature

Wojciech G Polak, Pawel J Chudoba, Dariusz Patrzalek, Piotr Szyber

Ann Transplant 2006; 11(1): 43-46 :: ID: 496948

Abstract

Complete situs inversus (SI) is a very rare anomaly characterized by the total inversion of all abdominal and thoracic organs. SI has been traditionally considered an absolute contraindication for liver and heart transplantation. We report a case of a donor with complete SI diagnosed at the time of organ recovery and we review the literature concerning this anomaly and organ transplantation.

Keywords: Deceased Donor, Situs Inversus, Kidney Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Heart Transplantation, procurement, Marginal Donor

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