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Torsion of a Wandering Spleen in a 24 Years Old Female: a Case Report and Review of Literature
Kamran KavianiFar , Mehdi Hojjati , Kourosh Shahraki
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Wandering spleen is a rare condition characterized by increased splenic mobility due to the absence or laxity of its suspensory ligaments that may present as acute abdomen when it is twisted on its pedicle. Herein we report a case of torsion of a wandering spleen in a 24- year-old female patient without any history of trauma. The patient was admitted to emergency ward at February 2008 with clinical findings of acute abdomen. Laparotomy was performed and the infarcted spleen was removed. Although wandering spleen is a rare clinical entity, the possibility of torsion should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen to avoid serious complications.

Keywords: Wandering spleen, Splenic torsion, Splenic rupture
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Surgery
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KavianiFar K, Hojjati M, Shahraki K. Torsion of a Wandering Spleen in a 24 Years Old Female: a Case Report and Review of Literature. ZJRMS. 2009; 11 (3)
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