Duncan, N. D. ; Trotman, H. ; Seepersaud, M. ; Dundas, S. E. ; Thame, M. ; Antoine, M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care; Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Child Health
Obstruction of the duodenum by a preduodenal portal vein in situs inversus
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica. email@example.com
Mirror image transposition of abdominal and thoracic viscera is termed situs inversus. Duodenal obstruction in situs inversus is rare. A preduodenal portal vein, though not uncommon in situs inversus, rarely causes duodenal obstruction. Where obstruction by a preduodenal portal vein is diagnosed, a duodeno-duodenostomy is the recommended treatment. A duodenal diaphragm and other more common causes of duodenal obstruction should also be excluded in these patients.....