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How do I look at this? September 12, 2007

Posted by tomography in Uncategorized.
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This is an interesting, and fortunately rarely seen picture. Can You guess, what the “problem” is in this case? Remember how the human body is depicted on a CT scan. We are looking at the patient from the bottom, and he or she is laying an his or her back.

Here are some hints. On the picture:

  • L = liver (máj)
  • S = spleen (lép)
  • A = ascites

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1. tomography - September 13, 2007

Okay, so this is a rare example of situs inversus, where all the organs are fully developed, but their order is the mirror image of that of the normal position. For example, here, the liver is the right hand side, and the spleen is on the left. There is fluid, ascites, in the abdominal cavity.


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