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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 21, No. 6, 2014, pp. 57-60
Bioline Code: mj14082
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 21, No. 6, 2014, pp. 57-60

 en Wandering Spleen- A diagnostic Challenge: Case Report and Review of Literature
FARIDI, Mohammad Shazib; KUMAR, Ashish; INAM, Lubna & SHAHID, Razi


  Wandering spleen or hypermobile spleen results from the elongation or maldevelopment of the spleen’s suspensory ligaments. It is a rare clinical entity that mainly affects children. Among adults, it is most commonly found in females of active reproductive age. It may present as an asymptomatic mass in the abdomen, or it may present with intermittent abdominal discomfort because of torsion and spontaneous detorsion of the spleen. We present the case of a 37-year-old female who had features of intestinal obstruction with mass per abdomen. Exploratory laparotomy showed an infarcted spleen. A total splenectomy was performed.

spleen; wandering spleen; floating spleen; splenectomy; spleen disease

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