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[Latin, Situation; location.] The place where a particular event occurs.

For example, the situs of a crime is the place where it was committed; the situs of a trust is the location where the trustee performs his or her duties of managing the trust.


n. Latin for location, be it where the crime or accident took place or where the building stands.


noun locale, locality, location, locus, place, placement, point, position, site, situation
Associated concepts: situs of a crime
See also: locality, situated, situation

SITUS. Situation;, location. 5 Pet. R. 524.
     2. Real estate has always a fixed situs, while personal estate has no such fixed situs; the law rei site regulates real but not the personal estate. Story, Confl. of Laws, Sec. 379.

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with situs inversus visceium: A case report.
In conditions when aorta is in the right side position as situs inversus and dextrocardia, most important modifications of angiography and PCI procedures are counterclockwise rotation of Judkins catheter and mirror image angiographic angles.
Situs Inversus is a rare congenital developmental anomaly with autosomal recessive inheritance wherein the position of organs in chest and abdomen are reversed along sagittal plane.
Mathew Baillie first described situs inversus totalis in the early 20th century [1].
The role of the cilia explained why patients with Kartagener syndrome had about a 50-50 chance of situs inversus.
Cilia entered the asymmetry story when researchers found that mutant mice without cilia in the node or with paralyzed cilia develop situs inversus or at least have some organs out of place.
Situs inversus is a well-recognized entity, with an incidence of 1:10,000 (1), and can occur with dextrocardia or levocardia.
She was also born with situs inversus, a complete reversal of all her internal organs, which is not correctable, but also not life-threatening.
By itself, this condition, called situs inversus, rarely poses any medical problems.
It is commoner in men and is almost exclusively right sided, most likely due to the usual anatomical position of the appendix, although there have been reports of left sided Amyand's hernia and in such cases there is usually an associated situs inversus, mobile caecum or intestinal malrotation (3).
An 11 months old girl with situs inversus totalis, double outlet right ventricle, malposition of great arteries, complete atrioventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, hypoplasia of pulmonary arteries and right-sided modified Blalock-Taussig shunt was admitted to our hospital due to severe cyanosis and respiratory distress.