Spleen
Congenital anomalies
Wandering spleen


Topic Completed: 1 October 2012

Revised: 18 March 2019

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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

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