Portal Venous Thrombosis Developing after Torsion of a Wandering Spleen

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Yılmaz Ö., Kızıltan R., Almalı N., Aras A.

NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.20, no.3, pp.394-396, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/1119-3077.201431
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.394-396
  • Keywords: Acute abdomen, splenic torsion, thrombosis, wandering spleen, CT FINDINGS, DIAGNOSIS
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Torsion of a wandering spleen is a rare disease. The symptoms and signs of this condition are only present when the splenic pedicle torts. The etiological factors are the congenital absence of the ligaments that hold the spleen in its normal anatomic position, or the relaxation of these ligaments resulting from conditions like trauma and abdominal surgery. We aimed to present a rare case with torsion of wandering spleen that consequently developed thrombosis of portal vein and its branches, taking into consideration the relevant literature.