Med School Cadaver’s Heart Was in The Right Place (But Her Other Organs Weren’t) - Diverse Health

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Med School Cadaver’s Heart Was in The Right Place (But Her Other Organs Weren’t)

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by Mindy Weisberger

A woman’s body that was recently donated to a medical school in Oregon provided an anatomy lesson that was much stranger than instructors expected.

When students at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland dissected the cadaver of the 99-year-old woman, they found that her liver and abdominal organs were transposed — as if flipped across a vertical axis — though her heart was oriented normally, on the left side, OHSU representatives said in a statement.

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