I was born as 'situs inversus totalis'. I'm right-handed. Does that mean I am really left-handed? Does that mean that my Broca's area is on the right side?
I was born with my internal organs , spatially, a mirror image of ‘normal’ .. .like holding a mirror to yourself. Everything functions totally normally.
I have asked this question , regarding whether there are other ‘functional’ inversions, of many of my medical colleagues .. and they do not know. I’ve wondered whether fMRI or PET scan could answer these questions… I think the answer is yes but these expensive imaging procedures cannot be ‘prescribed’ and reimbursed, just to satisfy my curiosity.
The incidence for ‘SIV’ is ~1:10,000 and the highest worldwide incidence is in Greenland. There is one complicating syndrome which can accompany this SIV and which I fortunately do not have… it involves the cilia of the lungs and sperm ducts, e.g. not functioning properly…. all proving rather lethal.
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