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A Case of Torsion of Wandering Spleen

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1994;37(12):1773-1777.
Published online December 15, 1994.
A Case of Torsion of Wandering Spleen
Soon Kyung Baik, Seung Kyu Park, Seung Ok Park, Soon Jeong Lee, Dong Jin Lee
Department of Pediatrics, Dong Gang Hospital, Ulsan, Korea
염전된 유주 비장 1례
백순경, 박승규, 박승옥, 이순정, 이동진
울산 동강병원 소아과
Abstract
The wandering spleen is a rare condition, in which the spleen is located in other than the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. The clinical manifestation is variable from asymptomatic to abdominal catastrophy due to torsion of the splenic pedicle. We experienced a case of torsion of wandering spleen in 8-year-old girl who admitted with fever, vomiting, adbominal pain, palpable left abdominal mass, She was diagnosed preoperatively with the aid of abdominal sonography and C.T. scanning. A splenectomy was performed and she made uneventful recovery. The case report illustrates some of the diagnostic and therapeutic considerations pertaining to wandering spleen with a brief review of related literature.
Key Words: Wandering spleen, Torsion


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