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Laparoscopic treatment of a wandering spleen causing partial colonic obstruction: report of a case.

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Departments of General Surgery, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey. umutbarbaros@yahoo.com

Abstract

Wandering spleens are rarely encountered ectopic localizations of the spleen. They are either congenital or acquired owing to the lack of or weakening of the major splenic ligaments. Herein, we present a female patient who was admitted to our hospital with the complaint of abdominal distension and chronic constipation. We performed laparoscopic splenectomy in this case for the diagnosis of a wandering spleen located in the right upper quadrant. The accepted treatment of this pathology is splenopexy unless there is no necrosis of the organ. Minimal invasive procedures should be the primary choice in the treatment of this entity.

PMID:
18049417
DOI:
10.1097/SLE.0b013e3180ca9b54
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