Oregon Woman Lived To 99 With Organs On Wrong Side Of Body
An Oregon woman lived to 99-years old with many of her vital organs on the wrong side of her body.
Rose Marie Bentley suffered from situs inversus with levocardia, which is a rare condition where her liver and other abdominal organs grew on the left side of her body which is the opposite of normal human anatomy.
The discovery was made by Medical students at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland during an anatomy class.
Cameron Walker who is an assistant professor says his students first noticed the anomaly,
“When we looked at the organs of her abdominal cavity – which has the organs of the digestive tract – they were transposed entirely right to left,” Walker said. “I’d never seen this before and the students were every bit as fascinated.”
ABC 7 reports that the condition is extremely rare and only occurs in 1 of every 22,000 births, many of the people with the condition do not live a long time. Bentley’s family say that she never suffered from any serious illnesses and would have thought it was really cool if she knew about it while she was alive.