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Wandering spleen: Report of two cases

Authors Turhan AN, Kapan S, Gonenc M, Dogan Mahmut, Aygun E

Published 9 March 2010 Volume 2010:3 Pages 19—22


Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Ahmet Turhan, Selin Kapan, Murat Gonenc, Mahmut Dogan, Ersan Aygun

Bakirkoy Dr Sadi Konuk Research and Training Hospital, General Surgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract:Wandering spleen is a rare clinical condition which presents with a variety of symptoms with abdominal pain, abdominal mass, and acute abdomen. It may also remain silent until diagnosed by a routine imaging study. Treatment options may differ depending on the presenting clinical picture. Herein we present two cases of wandering spleen treated by splenectomy, with one of them admitted to our emergency clinic with torsion.

Keywords: wandering spleen, torsion, splenectomy, acute abdomen

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