I learned something cool on the @curiositydotcom app: People With Situs Inversus Have Flipped Organs

I learned something cool on the @curiositydotcom app: People With Situs Inversus Have Flipped Organs

My kids being born with Situs inversus (also called situs transversus or oppositus) which is a congenital condition in which the major visceral organs are reversed or mirrored from their normal positions.

My kids being born with Situs inversus (also called situs transversus or oppositus) which is a congenital condition in which the major visceral organs are reversed or mirrored from their normal positions.

People With Situs Inversus Have Flipped Organs | @curiositydotcom

People With Situs Inversus Have Flipped Organs | @curiositydotcom

Heart or liver transplants in a person with situs inversus are almost like trying to do a jigsaw puzzle with the wrong pieces.

Heart or liver transplants in a person with situs inversus are almost like trying to do a jigsaw puzzle with the wrong pieces.

Situs Inversus: Hay gente con sus órganos invertidos caminando entre nosotros

Situs Inversus: Hay gente con sus órganos invertidos caminando entre nosotros

An x-ray image of an individual with situs inversus totalis.

An x-ray image of an individual with situs inversus totalis.

Situs inversus, short form of the Latin “situs inversus viscerum”, is a term used to describe the inverted position of chest and abdominal organs. It is called situs inversus totalis when there is a total transposition of abdominal and thoracic viscera (mirror image of internal organs normal positioning). http://radiopaedia.org/articles/situs-inversus

Situs inversus, short form of the Latin “situs inversus viscerum”, is a term used to describe the inverted position of chest and abdominal organs. It is called situs inversus totalis when there is a total transposition of abdominal and thoracic viscera (mirror image of internal organs normal positioning). http://radiopaedia.org/articles/situs-inversus

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