Lymph nodes & spleen, nonlymphoid
Spleen-congenital anomalies
Wandering spleen

Topic Completed: 1 October 2012

Minor changes: 22 July 2020

Copyright: 2003-2020,, Inc.

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Cite this page: Mansouri J. Wandering spleen. website. Accessed September 24th, 2020.
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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