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Torsion of a wandering spleen

Charles P Carapinha, Jerome A Loveland

Abstract


Torsion of a wandering spleen is a rare and difficult diagnosis in the paediatric population, with death a possible outcome. In this paper we present our experience of a single case and discuss the embryology and management thereof.

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Charles P Carapinha,

Jerome A Loveland,

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Keywords

Spleen, wandering, torsion

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South African Journal of Child Health 2010;4(2):54.

Article History

Date submitted: 2010-03-31
Date published: 2010-06-29

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