Radiology Case Reports (May 2022)

Torsed wandering spleen as a cause of recurrent abdominal pain in a child

  • Peng Hui Tang, MD,
  • Anithaa Tangaperumal, MBBS, MRad,
  • Nur Aini Ahmad, MB BCh BAO, MPaedSurg,
  • Mughni Bahari, MD, MMed (Surg),
  • Aung Mra, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas),
  • Yong Guang Teh, MD, DrRad

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 17, no. 5
pp. 1794 – 1797


Read online

Wandering spleen is an uncommon cause of acute abdomen in children. Diagnosis of this condition is challenging due to its non-specific symptoms, varying intensity and protracted history of presentation. Radiographs and ultrasound imaging provide rapid and reliable means to diagnose this condition without exposure to excessive radiation. We present a case of a torsed wandering spleen in a child with recurrent abdominal pain. We highlight the role of imaging in identifying salient radiographic and sonographic signs for diagnosis.