Wandering spleen presenting as duodenal obstruction after repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

@article{Ng1997WanderingSP,
  title={Wandering spleen presenting as duodenal obstruction after repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.},
  author={Thomas Ng and Marc S. Lessin and François I. Luks and Michael T. Wallach and Conrad W Wesselhoeft},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={1790-2}
}
The most common presentation of the wandering spleen in children is torsion with infarction. Duodenal obstruction by the spleen has not been reported previously. Wandering spleen can accompany congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) because of its loss of retroperitoneal fixation. If absence of normal splenic fixation is found during repair of CDH, splenopexy should be performed to eliminate the risk of torsion, infarction, or, as described here, duodenal obstruction.