Wandering spleen torsion causing acute abdominal pain in a child: case report and review of literature.

Carlos I. Llorens Marina, Alex Cedeño, Humberto Lugo-Vicente, Cristel Chapel, Glorimar Rivera, Antonio Diaz

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Abstract

Wandering spleen is a rare occurrence where the spleen normal fixation to the abdominal wall is lost and thus allowed to change in position. We report a case of a child who presented with acute abdominal pain secondary to a wandering spleen complicated by torsion of its vascular pedicle. The diagnosis was promptly made using computed tomography and managed with splenectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalBoletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico
Volume106
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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