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Dr. Rayhill - Mastering mirror-image medicine

Stephen Rayhill, MD, knew he was in for a challenge even before his patient made the liver transplant list. Her primary biliary cirrhosis wasn't the problem -- it was her anatomy.
Stephen Rayhill, MD, knew he was in for a challenge even before his patient made the liver transplant list. Her primary biliary cirrhosis wasn't the problem -- it was her anatomy. "When I saw we were going to list her, I thought, 'How are you going to hook that up?' " the Portland, Ore., transplant surgeon recalled. Apparently normal in every other way, the position of the 53-year-old woman's organs were transposed: liver on the left, heart on the right. Like roughly one person in every 10,000, she was born with situs inversus. 

Read the complete article on MedPage Today.

Dr. Rayhill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery.
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