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Do Some People Really Have Their Heart At The Right Side Of The Chest? by daylae(m): 12:35pm On Oct 18, 2011
How true is this,cus av not seen anyone like that.
Re: Do Some People Really Have Their Heart At The Right Side Of The Chest? by highland(m): 2:17pm On Oct 18, 2011
strange.
Re: Do Some People Really Have Their Heart At The Right Side Of The Chest? by daylae(m): 4:11pm On Oct 18, 2011
^thought so too. But until i searched.
Situs inversus (also called situs
transversus or oppositus) is a
congenital condition in which the
major visceral organs are reversed
or mirrored from their normal
positions. The normal
arrangement is known as situs
solitus. In other rare cases, in a
condition known as situs
ambiguus or heterotaxy, situs
cannot be determined.
The term situs inversus is a short
form of theLatin phrase "situs
inversus viscerum", meaning
"inverted position of the internal
organs".Dextrocardia (the heart
being located on the right side of
thethorax) was first seen and
drawn by Leonardo da Vinci in
1452–1519, and then recognised
byMarco Aurelio Severino in 1643.
However, situs inversus was first
described more than a century
later byMatthew Baillie.
The prevalence of situs inversus
varies among different
populations but is less than 1 in
10,000 people.[1]
Effect on anatomy
The condition affects all major
structures within thethorax and
abdomen. Generally, the organs
are simply transposed through the
sagittal plane. The heart is located
on the right side of the thorax, the
stomach and spleen on the right
side of the abdomen and the liver
and gall bladder on the left side.
The left lung is trilobed and the
right lung bilobed, andblood
vessels, nerves, lymphatics and the
intestines are also transposed.
If the heart is swapped to the
right side of the thorax, it is
known assitus inversus with
dextrocardia or situs inversus
totalis. If the heart remains in the
normal left side of the thorax, a
much rarer condition (1 in 22,000
of the general population), it is
known assitus inversus with
levocardia or situs inversus
incompletus. Situs inversus with
levocardia, or dextrocardia
without situs inversus, present
much higher rates of congenital
defects than situs inversus with
dextrocardia.

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