WANDERING SPLEEN WITH TORSION, A RARE CAUSE ACUTE ABDOMEN IN CHILDREN.

Authors

  • tesfaye Kebede legesse AAU
  • abebe habtamu tamire addis ababa university
  • abrehet Zeray St. peter hospital
  • hana getachew addis ababa unvesrity

Abstract

Wandering spleen is a rare clinical entity, particularly in children, which is characterized by lack of fixation of the spleen in its normal position in the LUQ of the abdomen resulting in splenic mobility and allowing the spleen to migrate to the abdomen and rarely the pelvis. Acute splenic torsion of wandering spleen is a major complication and also a potentially fatal surgical emergency case. We present a case of torsion of wandering spleen in a 10 years old male child. Preoperative diagnosis was made on the basis of ultrasonography and computed tomography, which was later confirmed on surgery.

Author Biography

tesfaye Kebede legesse, AAU

Body imaging subspecialist

Department of radiology

Addis a baba university

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2020-09-30