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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
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
Article Title
Obstruction of the duodenum by a preduodenal portal vein in situs inversus
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
2007
Volume ID
56
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
285-7
Language
eng
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ISSN
0043-3144 (Print)
Notes
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica. surradic@uwimona.edu.jm
Abstract
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.....
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