CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 37-40

Wandering spleen causing recurrent abdominal pain


Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

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Jude N Nwashilli
Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1116-5898.182678

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Wandering spleen is a rare condition that accounts for < 0.25% of all indications for splenectomy. It is characterized by ectopic localization of the spleen owing to the lack or weakening of its ligaments. Clinical presentation is varied and ranges from asymptomatic abdominal mass to an abdominal mass with recurrent pain and acute abdomen following torsion of its pedicle. We report a case of wandering spleen in a 47-year-old female presenting with recurrent abdominal pain for a year duration, which was treated by splenectomy.


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