Torsion of wandering spleen: The whorled appearance of the splenic pedicle on CT

L. E. Swischuk, J. B. Williams, S. D. John

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Congenital deficiency or acquired laxity of the suspensory ligaments of the spleen may result in extreme splenic mobility. This rare condition, which is termed wandering or ectopic spleen predisposes the elongated splenic pedicle to torsion. We present a case of splenic torsion with a new CT finding consisting of a whorled appearance of the splenic pedicle. To our knowledge this finding has not been described before.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-477
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 1 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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