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Volvulus of the Wandering Spleen

Wandering spleen is a rare condition characterized by the absence or underdevelopment of one or all of the ligaments that hold the spleen in its normal position in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Wandering spleen and gastric volvulus share a common cause, the absence of an intraperitoneal visceral ligament. Abnormal location of the spleen, which is called, wandering spleen, results from laxity or absence of the splenic pedicle. In the presence of an elongated splenic pedicle, torsion of the spleen or neighboring organs may occur, which results in acute or chronic abdominal pain. Here, we describe the case of a 10-year-old girl was admitted with right side upper abdominal pain of two days’ duration.


Kalaventhan P, Sarangan S and Sutharshan V

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