Assessment of Two Cases with Wandering Spleen

Document Type : Case Report


1 School of Medicine, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.

2 Department of Radiology, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran.



Wandering spleen is a condition in which the spleen migrates to another position in the abdomen different from its normal location. In this study, we present two different cases of wandering spleen admitted in Loghman Hakim government hospital in Tehran, Iran. The cases included a 5-year-old girl with wandering spleen and complication of torsion and infarction of spleen and a 24-year-old man with wandering spleen and intestinal malrotation. The three entities, wandering spleen, gastric volvulus, and intestinal malrotation are not common and can occur independently, but share a common etiology as congenital anomalous intraperitoneal visceral attachment originated from the dorsal mesentery. Wandering spleen may cause abdominal pain and then become complicated by torsion and infarct.