Volume 9, Issue 24 (Autumn 1999)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 1999, 9(24): 49-53 | Back to browse issues page

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Eshghi F. Wandering spleen. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 1999; 9 (24) :49-53
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-936-en.html
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Wandering spleen is a rare condition , which is characterized by excessive mobility of spleen , due to absence or lack of its suspensor ligaments , in which the spleen migrate from it’s normal position (left upper abdomen) to lower abdomen , and even into pelvis. The case was a 94-year young woman , admitted to Imam Khomeini Hospital with colic abdominal pain , without any previous history. On examination , wandering spleen was diagnosed and Surgery (Laparatomy) was recommended , but during Laparatomy , necrosis ( gangrenous ) of spleen was observed , and subsequently spleenectomy was performed
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