Abdominal Splenosis: An Unusual Cause of Bowel Obstruction in a 7-Year-Old Child

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Department of Pediatric Surgery. Hedi Chaker Hospital. 30219 Sfax, Tunisia.

Abstract

Splenosis is a rare condition defined as a heterotopic auto-transplantation of splenic tissue, typically after blunt abdominal trauma. It can occur anywhere in the abdominal cavity, or even the chest. Splenosis found in clinical practice is relatively rare because most patients are asymptomatic. We report a rare case of abdominal splenosis in a 7-year-old boy, 3 years after an abdominal blunt trauma.

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