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Acute abdomen due to torsion of wandering spleen: CT diagnosis

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Two adults and a child with acute abdomen and surgically confirmed torsion of wandering spleen are presented. Computed tomography provided a spectrum of findings including an ovoid or comma-shaped abdominal mass, hypertrophy of the liver's left lobe, a whirled appearance of hyperdense, nonenhancing splenic vessels, and an enlarged spleen, exhibiting minimal or no enhancement. Computed tomography also indicated the point of torsion and the viability of splenic parenchyma.

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Received 20 August 1997; Revised 10 February 1998; Accepted 11 February 1998

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Raissaki, M., Prassopoulos, P., Daskalogiannaki, M. et al. Acute abdomen due to torsion of wandering spleen: CT diagnosis. Eur Radiol 8, 1409–1412 (1998).

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