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Wandering spleen is a rare condition due to laxity or abnormal developmental of the peritoneal ligaments surrounding and supporting the spleen resulting in a hypermoveable spleen. These anomalies may also lead to hypermobility of the adjacent viscerae (stomach, pancreas or colon) depending on which ligaments are absent and which present.






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Wandering spleen, gastric and pancreatic volvulus and right-sided descending and sigmoid colon

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Wandering spleen is a rare condition, characterized by a mobile spleen that is attached only by an elongated vascular pedicle, allowing it to migrate to any part of the abdomen or pelvis. Mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus usually occurs in children and may be associated with wandering spleen. Both entities result from abnormal laxity or absence of the peritoneal attachments due to abnormal fusion of the peritoneal mesenteries. Pancreatic volvulus is a very rare anomaly, with only a few isolated case reports described in association with wandering spleen. Anomalous right sided descending and sigmoid colon is a very rare entity and its association with wandering spleen has not been previously reported. We report a case of wandering spleen associated with mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus, pancreatic volvulus and rightward shift of the splenic flexure of the colon and right sided descending and sigmoid colon in a young female.






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