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Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of pancreas in a patient of situs inversus totalis
  1. Venkata Vishwanath Reddych and
  2. Anand Prakash
  1. Surgical Gastroenterology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Venkata Vishwanath Reddych, vishwan505{at}


Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) in a case of situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare occurrence with only one case being reported until now in the literature. SIT presents a technical challenge for the operating surgeon in view of the reversed anatomy hence the operating surgeon should orient himself of the altered anatomy of SIT before contemplating surgery. To the best of our knowledge, spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy in a patient of SPN with SIT has not been reported until now. We are reporting a case of SPN with SIT who underwent spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy.

  • cancer intervention
  • pancreas and biliary tract
  • pancreatic cancer
  • gastrointestinal surgery
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  • Contributors VVR and AP involved in the design of the work, acquisition of data, drafting the work and critical revision.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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