WS — Wandering Spleen

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  • Displaced Spleen
  • Wandering Spleen
  • Drifting Spleen
  • Splenic Ptosis
  • Splenoptosis
  • Systopic Spleen
  • WS
  • Pelvic Spleen

Condition Communities

  • None

General Conversation
Genetic wandering spleen is a very rare, randomly distributed abnormality characterized by the absence or weakness of several of the ligaments that hold the spleen in its typical placement in the upper left abdominal area. The problem is not hereditary in beginning. As opposed to tendons, the spleen is attached by a stalk-like tissue supplied with blood vessels (vascular pedicle). If the pedicle is twisted in the course of the activity of the spleen, the blood supply may be disturbed or obstructed (anemia) to the point of serious damage to the blood vessels (infarction). Because there is little or absolutely nothing to hold it in position the spleen “wanders” in the reduced abdomen or pelvis where it might be misinterpreted for an unidentified stomach mass.

The spleen is a little body organ situated in the upper left section of the abdomen. The spleen gets rid of or removes unneeded or international material, breaks down as well as removes broken blood cells, as well as produces white blood cells, which help the body in combating infection. Signs and symptoms of wandering spleen are usually those connected with an uncommonly plus size of the spleen (splenomegaly) or the uncommon location of the spleen in the abdomen. Enlargement is most often the outcome of twisting (torsion) of the splenic arteries as well as veins or, in many cases, the development of a blood clot (infarct) in the spleen.

“Gotten” straying spleen could occur during their adult years because of injuries or rest hidden problems that might deteriorate the ligaments that hold the spleen in its typical position (e.g., connective cells condition or pregnancy).

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