Bentley had led a normal life. Her only recurrent physical complaint was arthritis. (Courtesy Bentley Family via AP)
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Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five kids, helped her husband run a feed store, and lived to the ripe age of 99 .Cameron Walker's class at the university in Portland was examining the heart of a cadaver last year when they noticed the blood vessels were different. When they opened the abdominal cavity, they saw that all the other organs were on the wrong side. Bentley's family had not known about the condition, which OHSU says occurs only once in every 22,000 births.Bentley, who lived in Molalla, 40 kilometers south of Portland, had led a normal life. Oregon Health & Science University noted that Bentley had three organs removed during her life, but only the surgeon who removed her appendix recorded its unusual location.When Bentley had her gallbladder removed, it was on the opposite side of where it should have been, Allee said.
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