Wandering Spleen Presenting as Recurrent Pancreatitis

@inproceedings{Lebrn2008WanderingSP,
  title={Wandering Spleen Presenting as Recurrent Pancreatitis},
  author={Ricardo Lebr{\'o}n and Michael Self and Alicia Mangram and Ernest M. Dunn},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
  year={2008}
}
INTRODUCTION A wandering spleen occurs when there is a laxity of the ligaments that fix the spleen in its normal anatomical position. CASE REPORT We present the case of a wandering spleen in a 20-year-old female who presented with recurrent pancreatitis and underwent a laparoscopic splenectomy. DISCUSSION The presentation of a wandering spleen varies from an asymptomatic mass to splenic infarct with an acute abdomen. Its correct diagnosis relies mostly on imaging studies. Treatment consists… CONTINUE READING
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