CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 347-349

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in undiagnosed situs inversus totalis in emergency department: An intensivist challenge


1 Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Sukhen Samanta
New PG Hostel, Room No. 218, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.115335

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Situs inversus totalis is a rare congenital condition . A 34-year-old woman with undiagnosed situs inversus was referred to our emergency department with cardiac arrested state. She underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation with a modified approach. We faced different challenging aspects during intensive care management. Ultrasonography in CPR in our patient was very helpful. We restricted our discussion on special aspect of SIT in emergency and intensive care unit.


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