Bilel Zakaria Samari*, Samia Krioudj and Zineddine Soualili
Pediatric Surgery Department, Laboratory of Applied Pediatric Surgery, Mother and Child Hospital, FERHAT Abbas University, Setif, Algeria
*Shared Authorship: Bilel Zakaria Samari, Pediatric Surgery Department, Laboratory of Applied Pediatric Surgery, Mother and Child Hospital, FERHAT Abbas University, Setif, Algeria.
Received: March 22, 2023; Published: April 26, 2023
Splenic hypermobility is due to laxity or absence of supporting spleen ligaments. Its clinical presentation is variable and it may lead to an acute abdomen due to a pedicle torsion. We describe here a pediatric case of an acute splenic torsion secondary to a wandering spleen happened to a 2 years old girl who presented with abdominal pain and vomiting. Ultrasonography and CT scan showed an ectopic spleen with hypo-enhancement and the diagnosis of splenic torsion was highly suspected. The girl underwent a laparotomy that confirmed the diagnosis and a detortion was performed with a splenopexy.
Keywords:Wandering Spleen; Torsion; Splenopexy
Citation: Bilel Zakaria Samari., et al. “Splenic Torsion in Childhood: A Case Report". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 6.6 (2023): 42-44.
Copyright: © 2023 Bilel Zakaria Samari., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.