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Torsion of Wandering Spleen and Resulting Rupture of Splenic Hilum with Whorled Sign in CT: A Case Report

AUTHORS

R Hajirajabi 1 , M Pasalar 2 , * , MH Bagheri 3 , Z Roohani 1

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Department of Radiology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

2 Department of Radiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Nemazee Hospital, pasalar@sums.ac.ir, Fars, Iran

3 Department of Radiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

How to Cite: Hajirajabi R, Pasalar M, Bagheri M, Roohani Z. Torsion of Wandering Spleen and Resulting Rupture of Splenic Hilum with Whorled Sign in CT: A Case Report, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 12(6):668-670.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 12 (6); 668-670
Article Type: Case Report
Received: November 10, 2009
Accepted: April 12, 2010

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Abstract

Torsion of a wandering spleen is an atypical cause of an acute abdomen. Herein we report a case of a wandering spleen in a 24 year-old female patient who presented with vague clinical findings of acute abdomen, a laparotomy was performed and the infracted spleen was removed. In such cases, prompt intervention to prevent complications is mandatory.

Keywords

Wandering spleen Whorled sign Computed tomography scan Ultrasonography Acute abdomen

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