Wandering Spleen: A Rare Diagnosis with Variable Presentation

Lucas DeJohn, Hassan Hal, Louis Winner

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We present two cases of wandering spleen, one in a 47-year-old woman who presented with constipation, and one in a 3-year-old girl who presented with acute abdominal pain. Wandering spleen is a rare clinical condition characterized by ectopic positioning of the spleen due to abnormal peritoneal attachments including the lienorenal and gastrosplenic ligaments. The spleen can "wander" or migrate into various positions within the abdomen or pelvis due to this ligamentous laxity. The clinical presentation of patients with this entity is variable and can range from an incidental finding to an acute abdomen associated with torsion. Various imaging modalities can be utilized for the diagnosis of this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number229
Pages (from-to)229
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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