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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 288-291

Torsion of a wandering spleen


1 Department of Digestive Surgery, University Hospital Hassan II Fes, Morocco
2 Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Hassan II Fes, Morocco, Morocco
3 Department of Medical Imaging, University Hospital Hassan II Fes, Morocco

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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.70618

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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 dolichosigmoοd.


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