Pyloric perforation in situs inversus totalis and Ladd’s band with dextrocardia: a collection of rare anomalies and associated operative challenge

Tausif kamal Syed, Ikram Fareed, Jilani Awati, Sajid Mudhol


Situs inversus totalis with dextrocardia is a rare entity where the liver and gall bladder are on the left side and the spleen on the right. It is an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance and the patients are usually asymptomatic with a normal life span. Ladd’s band on the other hand is a fibrous band of peritoneum lying over the duodenum to the caecum, which usually presents as intestinal malrotation and is most commonly diagnosed and treated with Ladd’s procedure in infancy itself. Asymptomatic adult cases presenting later in life are rarely seen. Here we present a case of a 22-year-old male who presented with symptoms of perforation peritonitis and was diagnosed on clinical and radiological examination to have situs inversus. Intra-operative findings later revealed presence of a Ladd’s band too.


Pyloric perforation, Situs inversus surgery, Ladd’s bands, Dextrocardia

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