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Wandering spleen

Introduction: Wandering spleen

Description of Wandering spleen

Wandering spleen (medical condition): A very rare birth defect where the structures (ligaments) that hold the spleen...more »

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Wandering spleen: A congenital or acquired condition in which the SPLEEN is not in its normal anatomical position but moves about in the ABDOMEN. This is due to laxity or absence of suspensory ligaments which normally provide peritoneal attachments to keep the SPLEEN in a fixed position. Clinical symptoms include ABDOMINAL PAIN, splenic TORSION and ISCHEMIA.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Wandering spleen: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Wandering spleen is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Wandering spleen, or a subtype of Wandering spleen, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Wandering spleen as a Disease

Wandering spleen (medical condition): See Wandering spleen (disease information).
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