Splenic torsion and the prune belly syndrome

Hossein A Aliabadi, John Foker, Ricardo Gonzalez

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Torsion of the spleen is rare, difficult to diagnose, and potentially life-threatening. The simultaneous occurrence of splenic torsion and the prune belly syndrome has been reported only twice in the literature. We report the clinical findings, treatment, and follow-up in a 9-year-old boy with typical features of the prune belly syndrome in whom surgical exploration of the abdomen revealed torsion and infarction of a wandering spleen. The methods used to diagnose and treat splenic torsion are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1987


  • Eagle-Barrett syndrome
  • Prune belly syndrome
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenic torsion
  • Wandering spleen


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