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Is this even possible? Heart on right side?

What will hap.to e child because his heart is on righte site and the liver on lefte side.? Summary: What will happen child if his heart is on the right side of his body and his liver is on the left side. Saw this question earlier, is that even possible? If you have any links post them for me.
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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Yes there has been many cases reported in which the heart is on right side. Some had lived a normal span of life; while others die at earlier age. The liver's position is not effected, but enlargement, and mild displacement does occur.
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