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Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomographic Findings of the Wandering Spleen: A Case Report [SETB]
SETB. 2019; 53(1): 76-79 | DOI: 10.14744/SEMB.2017.07379

Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomographic Findings of the Wandering Spleen: A Case Report

Omer Ozcaglayan1, Tugba Ilkem Ozcaglayan1, Bozkurt Gulek2
1Department of Radiology, Namık Kemal University Faculty of Medicine, Tekirdag, Turkey
2Health Sciences University, Adana Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey

Wandering spleen is a rare entity that defines abnormal localization of spleen due to various causes. Wandering spleen is prone to rotate on its peduncular axis and finally torsion and infarction. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography can visualize the torsioned peduncle and non-enhanced parenchyma with contrast medium. A 60-year-old woman who had abdominal pain was admitted to ER. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography depicts the abnormal localization of spleen and absence of contrast medium in the parenchyma and peduncle. Diagnosis was torsioned wandering spleen. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography is very important useful modality for diagnosis of torsioned wandering spleen.

Keywords: Computed tomography, torsion, wandering spleen

Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomographic Findings of the Wandering Spleen: A Case Report

Omer Ozcaglayan1, Tugba Ilkem Ozcaglayan1, Bozkurt Gulek2
1Department of Radiology, Namık Kemal University Faculty of Medicine, Tekirdag, Turkey
2Health Sciences University, Adana Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey

Wandering spleen is a rare entity that defines abnormal localization of spleen due to various causes. Wandering spleen is prone to rotate on its peduncular axis and finally torsion and infarction. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography can visualize the torsioned peduncle and non-enhanced parenchyma with contrast medium. A 60-year-old woman who had abdominal pain was admitted to ER. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography depicts the abnormal localization of spleen and absence of contrast medium in the parenchyma and peduncle. Diagnosis was torsioned wandering spleen. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography is very important useful modality for diagnosis of torsioned wandering spleen.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Computed tomography, torsion; wandering spleen.

Omer Ozcaglayan, Tugba Ilkem Ozcaglayan, Bozkurt Gulek. Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomographic Findings of the Wandering Spleen: A Case Report. SETB. 2019; 53(1): 76-79

Corresponding Author: Omer Ozcaglayan, Türkiye
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