Torsion of a Wandering Spleen in a 24 Years Old Female: a Case Report and Review of Literature

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kamran kavianifar 1 , Mehdi Hojjati 2 , Kourosh Shahraki 3 , *

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1 Assistant Prof, Dept of surgery, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Resident of surgery, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

3 Student of Medicine, Clinical Research Development Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

How to Cite: kavianifar K, Hojjati M, Shahraki K . Torsion of a Wandering Spleen in a 24 Years Old Female: a Case Report and Review of Literature, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2009 ; 11(3):e94396.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 11 (3); e94396
Published Online: July 20, 2009
Article Type: Case Report
Received: May 08, 2008
Accepted: April 09, 2009

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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 complication

 

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Wandering spleen Splenic torsion Splenic rupture

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