Portal venous thrombosis developing after torsion of a wandering spleen

  • Ö Yilmaz
  • R Kiziltan
  • N Almali
  • A Aras
Keywords: Acute abdomen, splenic torsion, thrombosis, wandering spleen

Abstract

Torsion of a wandering spleen is a rare disease. The symptoms and signs of this condition are only present when the splenic pedicle torts. The etiological factors are the congenital absence of the ligaments that hold the spleen in its normal anatomic position, or the relaxation of these ligaments resulting from conditions like trauma and abdominal surgery. We aimed to present a rare case with torsion of wandering spleen that consequently developed thrombosis of portal vein and its branches, taking into consideration the relevant literature.

Keywords: Acute abdomen, splenic torsion, thrombosis, wandering spleen

Published
2017-03-07
Section
Articles

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