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Torsion of an accessory spleen in an elderly patient.
  1. T. E. Hems,
  2. J. F. Bellringer
  1. Department of Surgery, Battle Hospital, Reading, UK.


    Torsion of an accessory spleen is recognized as a rare cause of acute abdominal pain in childhood. A case is reported which, however, is unusual in that it occurred in a patient of 75, who had had no previous symptoms which might have suggested the presence of an accessory spleen.

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