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Cancer Imaging. 2005 Jul 25;5:73-7.

Tumours of the spleen.

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Department of Radiology, University Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy. a.giovagnoni@ao-umbertoprimo.marche.it

Abstract

The spleen has been considered a 'forgotten organ' even if it is included and well demonstrated on every CT and MRI of the abdomen. Tumours of the spleen are rare; however, radiologists need to be aware of the main tumoral features and patterns in order to try to distinguish between benign and malignant masses often discovered incidentally. The principal tumoral masses, benign (cysts, haemangiomas, litteral cell angioma, lymphangioma) and malignant (lymphoma, metastases haemangiosarcoma), are described.

PMID:
16154823
PMCID:
PMC1665244
DOI:
10.1102/1470-7330.2005.0002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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