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2020 May

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg



Torsion of wandering spleen nine years after gastric volvulus: Effect of multiparity?


Karaisli S, Acar T, Acar N, Kamer E, Hacıyanlı M
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2020 May; 26(3):489-492.
PMID: 32436983.


Wandering spleen is a rare condition and has life-threatening complications, such as torsion or infarction. It may be asymptomatic or may present with chronic abdominal pain or intraabdominal mass. Since clinical diagnosis is usually difficult, radiological examinations play a very important role in diagnosis. A 37-year-old multiparous woman was admitted to the emergency room with a complaint of abdominal pain. The patient stated that she underwent an operation due to gastric volvulus nine years ago. Preoperative diagnosis was made by ultrasonography and computed tomography. Splenectomy was performed because of the irreversible infarction. Wandering spleen torsion is a rare clinical condition that may cause an acute abdomen. Computerized tomography is the gold standard for preoperative diagnosis. Gastric volvulus and wandering spleen have similar etiologies. In the literature, the coexistence of these two diseases in adulthood is rarely reported. However, to our knowledge, this case is the first report to describe the emergence of these two pathologies at different times in adulthood.