Torsion of a Wandering Spleen

Bouhaddouti, Hicham El; Lamrani, Jihane; Louchi, Abdellatif; Yousfi, Mounia El; Aqodad, Noureddine; Ibrahimi, Adil; Boubou, Meriem; Kamaoui, Imane; Tizniti, Siham
October 2010
Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct2010, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p288
Academic Journal
Case Study
Wandering spleen is a rare condition defined as a mobile spleen only attached with its pedicle. It can be complicated by a volvulus, which is a surgical abdominal emergency. Preventing infarction is the aim of a prompt surgery that can preserve the spleen and then proceed to splenopexy. We report a rare case of torsion of a wandering spleen associated with a dolichosigmoïd.


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