Torsion of the spleen and associated 'prune belly syndrome'. A case report and review of the literature

Heydenrych J.J. ; Du Toit D.F. (1978)


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Splenic torsion as a complication of wandering spleen is rare. The authors report the clinical findings, diagnostic problems and treatment of a 1-year-old Coloured child (with classic 'prune belly syndrome') in whom the spleen had undergone torsion, thus simulating an intra-abdominal abscess. The postoperative course was uneventful.

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