Wandering spleen: A common presentation of an uncommon anomaly

Ugwu , AC and Ogbonna, CO and Imo, AO (2009) Wandering spleen: A common presentation of an uncommon anomaly. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Background: With the advent of real time ultrasonography of the abdomen, the spleen is no longer an inaccessible organ. Wandering spleen is a rare entity with only less than 500 cases reported so far. Method: This case report presents a 16-year- old Nigerian girl admitted in a medical centre but referred for ultrasonography on account of a clinical history of lower abdominal tenderness. Result: Ultrasonography examination revealed that the spleen was not found in its normal anatomical position. However, a well defined acoustic signature of the spleen was seen in the pelvis. Conclusion: Ultrasonography which is far cheaper than magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) is a valuable diagnostic aid in this condition

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Wandering spleen, ultrasonography, Nigeria
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:6396
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:28 Mar 2009 09:30
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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