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Med Princ Pract. 2013;22(3):301-3. doi: 10.1159/000343577. Epub 2012 Oct 27.

Superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in a case of spleen hamartoma.

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Department of Radiology, Haseki Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To emphasize the contribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) contrast agent in the diagnosis of the splenic hamartoma.

CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION:

A 63-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with diffuse abdominal pain. An ultrasound examination revealed a 5 × 4 cm solid lesion in the spleen. Dynamic gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdominal findings was consistent with a splenic hamartoma. SPIO-enhanced MRI was then performed and it confirmed the diagnosis. The lesion showed a decrease of signal intensity on T2-weighted images.

CONCLUSION:

This case showed that SPIO-enhanced MRI was useful for establishing a noninvasive diagnosis of the splenic hamartomas.

PMID:
23107785
PMCID:
PMC5586731
DOI:
10.1159/000343577
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