Congenital anomalies
Wandering spleen

Author: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 February 2018, last major update October 2012

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Definition / general
  • Due to congenital loss, weakness of splenic ligaments or abnormal length of splenic vessels
  • Susceptible to torsion
  • May rarely be associated with polysplenia
Case reports
Clinical images

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Upper smaller spleen

Adhesions to upper border of wandering spleen

Lack of attachment with rest of ptotic spleen