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

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

Enrique Flores-Ríos, Cristina Méndez-Díaz, Esther Rodríguez-García, Tania Pérez-Ramos

Abstract


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.

Keywords


Wandering spleen; Ectopic spleen; Gastric volvulus; Pancreatic volvulus; Colon; Computed tomography



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v9i10.2475