• Mumtaz Ibrahim Department of Surgery, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, *Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Zulekha Hospital, Dubai
  • Dildar HUssain Department of Surgery, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, *Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Zulekha Hospital, Dubai
  • Seema Waheed Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Zulekha Hospital, Dubai
  • Raazia Tahir Department of Surgery, Dubai Hospital, Dubai,
  • Ghulam Haider Department of Surgery, Dubai Hospital, Dubai
  • Nauyan Ali Department of Surgery, Dubai Hospital, Dubai,
  • Shahid Latif Sarfraz Department of Surgery, Kalba Hospital, Kalba, Sharjah


A 32 years old gentleman, presented in emergency department, with complaints of sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain, associated with nausea and vomiting. He was a known case of acid peptic disease. His abdominal examination showed signs of peritonitis. X-ray chest showed pneumoperitoneum, with dextrocardia. Ultrasound showed situs inversus. Exploration confirmed the diagnosis of perforated ulcer and situs inversus. Grahm’s patch repair of perforation was done. His postoperative recovery was smooth.


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