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Wandering spleen leading to splenic torsion with gastric and pancreatic volvulus
  1. Mary R Shen,
  2. Meredith Barrett,
  3. Seth Waits and
  4. Aaron M Williams
  1. Department of General Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mary R Shen; shenma{at}


This case highlights a 37-year-old woman with primary sclerosing cholangitis awaiting liver transplantation who presented with torsion of a wandering spleen with associated gastric and pancreatic volvulus. The patient underwent emergent exploratory laparotomy with splenectomy. She had an uncomplicated postoperative course and recovered well.

  • general surgery
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • transplantation

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  • Contributors All authors participated in patient care along with writing, editing, critical advising and final review of the manuscript. MRS, AMW contributed to conception or design of the work, drafting the article. MRS, MB, SW, AMW contributed to data collection, data analysis and interpretation, and final approval of the version to be published. MRS, SW and AMW contributed to critical revision of the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.