Wandering spleen: Case report and literature review

  • Mohammed A Almarghoub
  • Ihab Anwar

Abstract

The spleen is fixed in the left upper abdominal quadrant by various ligaments. Any ligament laxity or defect will result in a rare condition called “wandering spleen.” <500 cases have been reported in the literature. This study presents the case of 22-year-old female who was presented with nonspecific chronic abdominal pain and distention although; she had normal abdominal examination and laboratory investigations. A computed tomography scan showed a homogenous pelvic mass, suggesting a wandering spleen; therefore, a laparoscopic splenectomy was performed. The objective of this study was to report and review a rare condition that requires a high index of suspicion to make a correct diagnosis.

Keywords: Abdominal pain, Displaced spleen, Splenectomy
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Almarghoub, M., & Anwar, I. (&nbsp;). Wandering spleen: Case report and literature review. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 4(6), 498-500. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCR.2018.v04.i06.030
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