Wandering spleen presenting as duodenal obstruction after repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
The most common presentation of the wandering spleen in children is torsion with infarction. Duodenal obstruction by the spleen has not been reported previously. Wandering spleen can accompany congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) because of its loss of retroperitoneal fixation. If absence of normal splenic fixation is found during repair of CDH, splenopexy should be performed to eliminate the risk of torsion, infarction, or, as described here, duodenal obstruction.
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Ng, T., Lessin, M. S., Luks, F. I., Wallach, M. T., & Wesselhoeft, C. W., Jr (1997). Wandering spleen presenting as duodenal obstruction after repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Journal of pediatric surgery, 32(12), 1790–1792. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-3468(97)90537-6
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, Department of Surgery