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Internal herniation of wandering spleen--a rare cause of recurrent abdominal pain.

Authors
  • Andley, M
  • Basu, S
  • Chibber, P
  • Ravi, B
  • Kumar, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
International surgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2000
Volume
85
Issue
4
Pages
322–324
Identifiers
PMID: 11589600
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A rare case of wandering spleen herniating through a defect in transverse mesocolon, which was managed electively by splenopexy using polyglycolic acid mesh is reported. An enlarged wandering spleen is at constant risk of trauma, torsion and infarction. Internal herniation seems to increase the above risks. Early recognition and elective splenopexy should be the treatment of choice.

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