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Wandering spleen and its complications in children: a case series and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14614725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Wandering spleen is an uncommon clinical entity, which rarely affects children and adolescents. It is usually described in adults, especially women of childbearing age. Discussion in the literature has been limited to case reports and small case series. Here the authors present 2 children and 1 adolescent that presented to the authors institution over a 9-month period with complications from a wandering spleen. All 3 patients had very different clinical presentations, and this variety is a constant theme throughout the literature. We also identified an additional 127 cases of wandering spleen in patients younger than 21 years. In this report we discuss the clinical presentations, diagnostic evaluation, treatment options, and clinical outcomes as they relate to wandering spleen.
Authors:
Carlos V R Brown; Gina R Virgilio; W David Vazquez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-17     Completed Date:  2004-02-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1676-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92134, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Adult
Appendicitis / diagnosis
Autistic Disorder / complications
Child
Developmental Disabilities / complications
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Fever / etiology
Humans
Intestinal Volvulus / etiology
Laparotomy
Male
Spleen / abnormalities*,  surgery
Splenic Diseases / etiology,  surgery
Surgical Mesh
Torsion Abnormality
Vomiting / etiology

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