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In situs inversus is the bowel reversed as well?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It can be completely reversed which is a mirror image or it can be partial which then results in a form of malrotation which can result in volvulus or twisting of the intestine.
This needs surgical correction.

In brief: Yes

It can be completely reversed which is a mirror image or it can be partial which then results in a form of malrotation which can result in volvulus or twisting of the intestine.
This needs surgical correction.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Malrotated usually.

The bowel can be malrotated in situs inversus cases.
That is of little clinical significance in the adult, but may become important if you develop digestive symptoms and/or require abdominal surgery.

In brief: Malrotated usually.

The bowel can be malrotated in situs inversus cases.
That is of little clinical significance in the adult, but may become important if you develop digestive symptoms and/or require abdominal surgery.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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