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Laparoscopic splenopexy for wandering spleen with absorbable mesh fixation

D Nel
C Kloppers
E Panieri


Wandering spleen is a rare condition characterised by lack of fixation of the spleen to its usual position in the left upper quadrant. Laparoscopic splenopexy has become the standard of care. Although a number of methods have been described, the use of an absorbable mesh to secure the spleen to the left upper quadrant has been shown to be safe, effective and quick to perform. We present a case of a 32-year-old female with this condition and describe our surgical technique for fixation of the spleen using an absorbable mesh.
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