BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-222214
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Volvulus of a wandering pelvic spleen: CT diagnosis with 3D reformatted illustration

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  1. Ralph Khoury
  1. Imaging Department, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, 10 Av Hippocrate , Brussels, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Professor Etienne Danse, etienne.danse{at}
  • Accepted 22 November 2017
  • Published 2 December 2017


A 55-year-old woman was admitted at the hospital for acute abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. The unique relevant information of her previous clinical story was an aberrant location of the spleen in the pelvis. This was detected with sonography (US), 24 years before, in relation to the same clinical presentation followed by a rapid spontaneous resolution. Present blood tests were normal. An abdominal US of the abdomen was then performed, confirming the pelvic location of the spleen. The ectopic spleen was homogeneous, and any other relevant …

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