Laparoscopic treatment of a wandering partial colonic obstruction - Report of a case


Barbaros U. , Tukenmez M. , Erbil Y. , Dinccak A., Tiryaki B., Ozarmagan S., ...More

SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES, vol.17, no.5, pp.462-464, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sle.0b013e3180ca9b54
  • Journal Name: SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.462-464

Abstract

Wandering spleens are rarely encountered ectopic localizations of the spleen. They are either congenital or acquired owing to the lack of or weakening of the major splenic ligaments. Herein, we present a female patient who was admitted to our hospital with the complaint of abdominal distension and chronic constipation. We performed laparoscopic splenectomy in this case for the diagnosis of a wandering spleen located in the right upper quadrant. The accepted treatment of this pathology is splenopexy unless there is no necrosis of the organ. Minimal invasive procedures should be the primary choice in the treatment of this entity.