Splenopexy for the wandering spleen utilising pre-existing adhesions

Gotley, Lisa, Creighton, Lisa and Kimble, Roy (2003) Splenopexy for the wandering spleen utilising pre-existing adhesions. Case Reports & Clinical Practise Review, 4 4: 319-321.


Author Gotley, Lisa
Creighton, Lisa
Kimble, Roy
Title Splenopexy for the wandering spleen utilising pre-existing adhesions
Journal name Case Reports & Clinical Practise Review
ISSN 1507-6164
1941-5923
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 4
Issue 4
Start page 319
End page 321
Total pages 3
Editor M. R. Graczynski
Place of publication Poland
Publisher Warsaw - 2bigniew Kasprzyca
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject CX
321019 Paediatrics
730110 Respiratory system and diseases (incl. asthma)
Formatted abstract
Background: Various management approaches have been reported for the wandering spleen.

Case report: We report a rare case of a 2-year old child with a torsion of her wandering spleen. At operation, following detorsion, adherent omentum provided ideal anchorage points for splenopexy. She made an uncomplicated recovery and a 6 month follow-up ultrasound showed a normal looking spleen in its anatomical position. She remains asymptomatic at 1 year.

Conclusions: When present, omental adhesions provide ideal anchorage points for splenopexy.
Keyword wandering spleen
torsion
splenopexy
adhesions
child
Q-Index Code CX
Additional Notes Journal continued by: The American Journal of Case Reports

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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