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January 1976

Torsion of a Visceroptosed Spleen

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Pediatric Surgery of the Department of Surgery, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY; and the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(1):88-91. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120020090019

• Torsion of the pedicle of a visceroptosed spleen, a rare condition, was diagnosed preoperatively in a 4-year-old girl, with the aid of history, physical examination, blood smear findings, splenic scans with technetium Tc 99m sulfur colloid, and selective angiography. A splenectomy was performed, and the child made an uneventful recovery. This case report illustrates some of the diagnostic and therapeutic considerations pertaining to torsion of the spleen.

(Am J Dis Child 130:88-91, 1976)

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