Surgical Treatment of Patients with Wandering Spleen: Report of Six Cases with a review of the literature

@article{Soleimani2006SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical Treatment of Patients with Wandering Spleen: Report of Six Cases with a review of the literature},
  author={Mehrdad Soleimani and Arianeb Mehrabi and Arash Kashfi and Hamidreza Fonouni and Markus W. B{\"u}chler and Thomas W. Kraus},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2006},
  volume={37},
  pages={261-269}
}
Wandering spleen, which is defined as a spleen without peritoneal attachments, is a rare disease and a delay in the clinical and/or radiological diagnosis may lead to splenic torsion, infarction, and necrosis. Owing to the physiologic importance of the spleen, especially in children, and the risk of postsplenectomy sepsis, early diagnosis and splenopexy are recommended. In the present article, we describe the results of our management of this rare problem on six patients, and we review all… CONTINUE READING
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