Soonchunhyang Med Sci.  2021 Dec;27(2):114-117. 10.15746/sms.21.028.

Torsion of a Wandering Spleen Treated by Laparoscopic Surgery: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea


The spleen is an organ located in the upper left portion of the abdomen. Wandering spleen is defined as the location of the spleen is the shift to other parts of the abdomen rather than the left upper quadrant. Wandering spleen is a rare clinical condition and can lead to hilar torsion and subsequent infarction requiring emergency surgery. The author presents a case of torsion of a wandering spleen in a 34-year-old female presenting with abdominal pain. The patients underwent emergent laparoscopic splenectomy. She had an uncomplicated postoperative course and recovered well.


Wandering spleen; Torsion of spleen; Laparoscopic surgery; Case report
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