Indian Journal of Urology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 303--304

Complete situs inversus – is it a contraindication for organ donation?


Ganesh Baliram Sonawane, Krishna H Moorthy, Biju S Pillai 
 Department of Urology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Krishna H Moorthy
Department of Urology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, Kerala
India

Complete situs inversus, (SI), the total transposition of thoracic and abdominal organs, is rare and is considered a contraindication for organ donation. We report a patient of complete SI, who underwent donor nephrectomy. A 21-year-old male, without significant medical history, presented for voluntary living-unrelated renal donation and was found to have complete SI on evaluation and underwent right donor nephrectomy. The recipient is doing well on the follow-up. Meticulous surgical planning while selecting kidneys would enable renal donation even in cases of complete SI.


How to cite this article:
Sonawane GB, Moorthy KH, Pillai BS. Complete situs inversus – is it a contraindication for organ donation?.Indian J Urol 2019;35:303-304


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Sonawane GB, Moorthy KH, Pillai BS. Complete situs inversus – is it a contraindication for organ donation?. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jan 24 ];35:303-304
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