Article Text

PDF
Images in paediatrics
Acute abdomen due to splenic torsion
  1. Simon Kargl1,
  2. Pavel Sekyra2,
  3. Wolfgang Pumberger1
  1. 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Women's and Children's Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
  2. 2Department of Pediatric Radiology, Women's and Children's Hospital Linz, Linz, Austria
  1. Correspondence to Dr Simon Kargl, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Women's and Children's Hospital Linz, Krankenhausstraße 26-30, Linz A-4020, Austria; kargl.simon{at}gmail.com

Statistics from Altmetric.com

A 14-year-old girl presented to our department for having collapsed after an acute episode of epigastric pain and vomiting. Past medical history was uneventful; in particular no previous abdominal complaints were mentioned. Physical examination showed a palpable tenderness in the epigastric region. Initially, gastroenteritis was suspected. Abdominal ultrasound revealed massive splenomegaly and in Doppler ultrasound splenic vein thrombosis was suspected. CT with CT angiography showed an enlarged, non-enhancing spleen with characteristic signs of splenic torsion (whirl …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.