Laparoscopic splenopexy for wandering (pelvic) spleen

@article{Cohen1998LaparoscopicSF,
  title={Laparoscopic splenopexy for wandering (pelvic) spleen},
  author={Mark S. Cohen and Nathaniel J. Soper and Reginald Underwood and Mary A Quasebarth and L. Michael Brunt},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy & endoscopy},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={286-90}
}
Wandering spleen is a rare clinical diagnosis with a high incidence of splenic torsion and infarction. The preferred treatment for this condition currently is splenopexy to reposition and fixate the spleen in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen to preserve splenic function. We recently performed the first splenopexy for a wandering spleen using laparoscopic techniques. The patient was a 19-year-old woman who had an asymptomatic lower abdominal/pelvic mass found on physical examination… CONTINUE READING

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