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Torsion of a Visceroptosed Spleen

Ashok Shende, MB, BS; Philip Lanzkowsky, MD, FRCP, DCH; Jerrold Becker, MD; Grace Rabadam, MD; J.S. Magidson, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(1):88-91. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120020090019.
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• Torsion of the pedicle of a visceroptosed spleen, a rare condition, was diagnosed preoperatively in a 4-year-old girl, with the aid of history, physical examination, blood smear findings, splenic scans with technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid, and selective angiography. A splenectomy was performed, and the child made an uneventful recovery. This case report illustrates some of the diagnostic and therapeutic considerations pertaining to torsion of the spleen.

(Am J Dis Child 130:88-91, 1976)


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