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January 31, 1977

Volvulus of the Spleen

JAMA. 1977;237(5):469-470. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270320047021

Volvulus of the spleen in absence of malarious splenomegaly is rare. Most reported instances occur in young and middle-aged women and are related to a congenital abnormality of the mesogastrium, pregnancy, and multiparity.

In this reported case of splenic volvulus in a young, multiparous woman, posterior mesogastrium malformation was the cause. Certain preoperative findings could suggest this infrequent diagnosis in future cases.

(JAMA 237:469-470, 1977)