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What is Wandering spleen?

What is Wandering spleen?

  • Wandering spleen: A very rare birth defect where the structures (ligaments) that hold the spleen in position are absent or not developed properly which allows the spleen to move around in the abdominal cavity.

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: Introduction

Types of Wandering spleen:

Broader types of Wandering spleen:

How serious is Wandering spleen?

Complications of Wandering spleen: see complications of Wandering spleen

What causes Wandering spleen?

Causes of Wandering spleen: see causes of Wandering spleen

What are the symptoms of Wandering spleen?

Symptoms of Wandering spleen: see symptoms of Wandering spleen

Complications of Wandering spleen: see complications of Wandering spleen

Can anyone else get Wandering spleen?

More information: see contagiousness of Wandering spleen
Inheritance: see inheritance of Wandering spleen

Wandering spleen: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Wandering spleen.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Wandering spleen.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Wandering spleen: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Wandering spleen.
Treatments for Wandering spleen: see treatments for Wandering spleen
Research for Wandering spleen: see research for Wandering spleen

Name and Aliases of Wandering spleen

Main name of condition: Wandering spleen

Other names or spellings for Wandering spleen:

Displaced spleen, Drifting spleen, Splenoptosis, Floating spleen, Splenic ptosis

Lien migrans Source - Diseases Database

Displaced spleen, Drifting spleen, Floating spleen, Splenic ptosis, Splenoptosis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Wandering spleen: Related Conditions

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