Wandering spleen: a unique cause of acute abdomen

Ho Hui Lian and Firdaus Hayati and Aishath Azna Ali and Nornazirah Azizan and Mohd Firdaus Che An and Muhammad Aznan Suhail and Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria (2018) Wandering spleen: a unique cause of acute abdomen. Folia Morphologica, 77 (2). 400-402.. ISSN 0015-5659

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We present the case of a 16-year-old boy presented with 2-week episode of wor-sening lower abdominal pain. Clinically, there was a tender palpable mass on the suprapubic region. Ultrasonography showed an absent spleen at its usual area, instead suprapubic mass suggestive of ectopic spleen was identified. An emer-gency laparotomy revealed a congested spleen in the pelvic cavity. Splenectomy was undertaken as it was non-viable. The patient was discharged uneventfully with triple vaccinations. We describe this unique entity with its literature review. (Folia Morphol 2018; 77, 2: 400-402).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pelvic spleen; torsion; ultrasound; wandering spleen
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: OTHMAN HJ RAWI -
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 08:30
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/22404

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