Wandering spleen causing gastric outlet obstruction and pancreatitis
ABSTRACT Excessive splenic mobility (i.e. wandering spleen) is a rare condition caused by laxity or deficiency of all the spleen’s
normal ligamentous attachments in the left hypochondrium. In the pediatric population, a wandering spleen may present as an
incidental finding, an abdominal mass or torsion of the vascular pedicle causing venous congestion and acute abdominal pain,
and eventually infarction. We present an unusual case of wandering spleen causing pancreatitis and gastric outlet obstruction
via direct external compression.
KeywordsWandering spleen–Gastric outlet obstruction–Pancreatitis–Pediatric