Clinical presentation of wandering spleen.

Ran Steinberg, Boaz Karmazyn, Elena Dlugy, Edgar Gelber, Enrique Freud, Gadi Horev, Michael Zer

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BACKGROUND: Wandering spleen (WS) is an uncommon condition with a variety of clinical presentations. METHODS: The medical files of 5 children who underwent operation for WS in the authors' department during the period 1996 through 2000 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Splenic salvage procedures (retroperitoneal splenopexy) were performed in 4 patients. One patient underwent splenectomy because of splenic necrosis. CONCLUSIONS: Early diagnosis and surgical treatment is mandatory to prevent complications. Every effort should be made to preserve the spleen, especially among the pediatric population, and splenopexy is the procedure of choice even in the asymptomatic patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E30
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes


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