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SPLENIC TORSION, AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF ACUTE ABDOMEN

Hashim S Alkhayat --- Jasim D Saud

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2010 Volume: 16 Issue: 2 Pages: 118-121
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Wandering spleen is a clinical rarity, torsion of a wandering spleen is a rare cause of an acuteabdomen. The etiology of wandering spleen is not precisely understood and this clinicalcondition presents a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. Available treatment options includesplenectomy. This is the first reported cases of such an anomaly in our hospital.

Keywords

SPLENIC --- TORSION