Have you ever heard about a person, whose vital organs are on the wrong side of the body, yet they appears to be absolutely normal? NO?! Then you must know about a man in Kushinagar district, Uttar Pradesh, who has all organs placed on the wrong side.
According to doctors, Jamaluddin’s heart is on the right side and his liver and gall bladder on the left. Even, the doctors were shocked, when they took a look at his x-ray and sonography reports. Jamaluddin visited the Hospital for a stomach ache which was caused due to a gall bladder ailment.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Shashikant Dixit, a bariatric laparoscopic surgeon from Gorakhpur, said, “Jamaluddin had come to the hospital with stomach ailments. We performed an ultrasound on him to find out the stomach ache cause. To our surprise, we found that all his organs were placed on the wrong side.”
“His heart is on the right side, while the liver and gall bladder on the left. Owing to which it was extremely difficult to remove stones from the gallbladder. But with the three dimensional laparoscopic machine, we managed to remove the stones,” added Dr Dixit.
According to health experts, this condition is called ‘Situs inversus totalis’ and is a rear condition.
Dr Dixit added, “We find this rare condition, one in one lakh patients. Generally, this happens due to genetic malformations. Patients suffering from ‘Situs inversus totalis,’ are ten times more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease.”
Jamaluddin is recovering now. But, Dr Dixit says, treatment of patients who are suffering from ‘Situs inversus totalis’ is difficult, when surgery is needed.
My Medical Mantra spoke to a few doctors to know about this condition. We also asked them about the complication that they can face. And whether this is a life-threatening condition
Dr Shivkumar Utture, a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), informed, “‘Situs inversus totalis’ is a very rear condition. This condition can likely cause intestine-related ailments. Also, it can lead to complications in blood vessels that supply blood to the heart and lungs.”
While Dr Hemant Deshmukh, the Dean of KEM Hospital, said, “This condition is very rare and does not show any symptoms. We can say this condition is compatible with life.”