Familial wandering spleen: a first instance

Anna Ben Ely, Emmanuelle Seguier, Gad Lotan, Simon Strauss, Gabriela Gayer

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We report on 2 sisters presenting with acute torsion of a wandering spleen within a 3-year interval. The diagnosis was made preoperatively by computed tomography (CT) in both cases. A high index of suspicion because of our experience with the first patient, who underwent splenectomy, enabled a correct early diagnosis in the sibling. On urgent surgery, reversible ischemic changes were found, and detorsion and splenopexy resulted in preservation of the spleen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e23-e25
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Familial occurrence
  • Torsion
  • Wandering spleen


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