Published Date: June 2, 2023

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Acute Gastric Volvulus With Wandering Spleen in a Two-Year-Old Child: A Rare Association

Authors: Sunil Kumar Bhambu, Puneet Kumar Awasthi, Rahul Mangal, Ritu Mehta, Shreyas N

Cureus. 2023 May 1;15(5):e38386. doi: 10.7759/cureus.38386. eCollection 2023 May.


Gastric volvulus is a rare clinical condition characterized by a pathological rotation of the stomach greater than 180ยบ around its axis. The wandering spleen is also an exceptional clinical entity characterized by the absence or laxity of splenic ligaments which lead to splenic mobility in the abdominal cavity from its normal anatomical site. Wandering spleen and gastric volvulus association is unusual. Both can be life-threatening if left untreated. We herein present a rare, unusual association of mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus with wandering spleen in a two-year-old child and interpret the radiological findings to ensure correct and early diagnosis.

PMID: 37265917DOI: 10.7759/cureus.38386PMC: PMC10231407