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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 303-304

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

Department of Urology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Krishna H Moorthy
Department of Urology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/iju.IJU_82_19

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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.

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