floating spleen

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float·ing spleen

a spleen that is palpable because of excessive mobility from a relaxed or lengthened pedicle, rather than because of enlargement.

floating spleen

a spleen displaced and abnormally movable. Also called wandering spleen.

float·ing spleen

(flōt'ing splēn)
A spleen that is palpable because of excessive mobility from a relaxed or lengthened pedicle rather than because of enlargement.
Synonym(s): lien mobilis, movable spleen.

floating spleen

An enlarged movable spleen that is not protected by the ribs. Synonym: splenectopia
See also: spleen