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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.

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

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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Typically, persons having situs inversus with dextrocardia without other congenital anomaly have a normal life expectancy and have a similar risk of getting acquired disease as that of other person of same age and sex group.
Section 1333(b) of OCSLA contains no situs requirement.
In case of abnormal anatomical site of appendix as in situs inversus or gut mal-rotation, atypical presentation begins with epigastric pain radiating to left lower quadrant of abdomen along with tenderness confusing with diverticulitis.
The situs inversus patients with cholecystitis may have longer operation time due to difficulties in orientation and adaptation for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
In nearly 50% of cases of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, patients have situs inversus.
The first stent deployment in a patient with dextrocardia in situs inversus was performed in Italy by Patti et al.
Also of importance, they noted a mirror-image of the organs with left-to-right disposition, resulting in diagnosis of situs inversus (Fig.
PS concomitant with situs inversus totalis (SIT) and pancreatic hypoplasia is very rare in the general population.
Abbreviations CDS: Congenital duodenal stenosis SI: Situs inversus.
The Washington Supreme Court held that no causal connection exists where it is established that the vehicle serves as the "mere situs" of the accident.