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Torsion of the wandering spleen

Authors:

E Kocakoc ,

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
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A Kayali,

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
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T Ozturk,

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
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F Ozturk,

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
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P Gundogan

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
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Abstract

Background: A 27-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a 2-day history of abdominal pain and vomiting. The pain was non-continuous, poorly localized, and non-colicky and non-radiating in nature. Over the prior 2 months, he reported one other similar episode that had resolved spontaneously. Physical examination revealed left upper abdominal quadrant tenderness and a palpable suprapubic mass. His vital signs were stable and laboratory findings were unremarkable. Plain film of the abdomen showed gas filled bowel loops in the splenic fossa.

Keywords: Spleen  
How to Cite: Kocakoc E, Kayali A, Ozturk T, Ozturk F, Gundogan P. Torsion of the wandering spleen. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2012;95(3):148–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.592
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Published on 01 May 2012.
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