alexa Torsion of an Accessory Spleen: A Rare Case and Review
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Torsion of an Accessory Spleen: A Rare Case and Review of the Literature

Koichi Kato1, Shohei Honda1, Masashi Minato1, Hisayuki Miyagi1, Tadao Okada2, Kazutoshi Cho3* and Akinobu Taketomi1
1Department of Gastroenterological Surgery I, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
2Hokkaido University of Education, Faculty of Education, School Health Nursing, Sapporo, Japan
3Maternity and Perinatal Care Center, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan
Corresponding Author : Kazutoshi Cho
Maternity and Perinatal Care Center
Hokkaido University Hospital, Japan
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Received: September 03, 2015 Accepted: November 02, 2015 Published: November 09, 2015
Citation: Kato K, Honda S, Minato M, Miklušica H, Okada T, et al. (2015) Torsion of an Accessory Spleen: A Rare Case and Review of the Literature. J Clin Case Rep 5:632. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000632
Copyright: © 2015 Kato K, 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.
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Torsion of an accessory spleen is a very rare entity that causes an acute abdomen in children, and it is difficult to accurately diagnose preoperatively. We herein report a case of acute abdominal pain in a 5-year-old boy caused by torsion of an accessory spleen. In this case, abdominal US detected the whorl of the twisted pedicle, which may be a hallmark to diagnose torsion of an accessory spleen. We must consider torsion of an accessory spleen as a differential diagnosis when encountering acute abdomen in children with a palpable mass.


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