Laparoscopic Approach to Wandering Spleen: A Case Report and an Update to the Question
Wandering spleen is seldom seen in everyday situations, and its prevalence is not well defined in the literature. Its causes are not precisely known, and there is controversy over its management. A 34-year-old woman experienced low-intensity abdominal pain associated with a palpable hypogastric mass, which was confirmed by imaging studies to be a wandering spleen. Because of ureteral compression, a surgical approach was decided upon, and videolaparoscopic splenectomy was chosen. This technique, comments about specific technical issues, and other treatment options presented in the literature are discussed. Videolaparoscopic splenectomy has excellent surgical results, both functional and aesthetic.