The Great Pretender: Pediatric Wandering Spleen Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature

Lucia Radillo, Andrea Taddio, Sergio Ghirardo, Matteo Bramuzzo, Federica Pederiva, Massimo Maschio, Egidio Barbi

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Abstract

Wandering spleen is a rare condition, typically not only due to embryological defects of the splenic ligaments, but also secondary to trauma and splenomegaly. The most common presentation is acute abdomen with a mobile abdominalmass or recurrent abdominal pain. However, the spleen may be temporary in its normal position, and patients could be asymptomatic. A familiarity, if present, strengthens the diagnostic suspect. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography are the examination of choice, and the management is surgical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-622
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Abdominal mass
  • Abdominal pain
  • Wandering spleen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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