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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Dec;199(6):W686-93. doi: 10.2214/AJR.11.7896.

CT of splenosis: patterns and pitfalls.

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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

After traumatic splenic injury or splenectomy, small isolated spleens may develop. These implants are not limited to the left upper quadrant, and splenosis in other locations can mimic other pathologic entities. This pictorial essay presents the range of appearances of intraabdominal and pelvic splenosis.

CONCLUSION:

Radiologists can suggest or establish the correct diagnosis of splenosis in the appropriate clinical setting, particularly in less typical cases, to avert unnecessary tissue sampling.

PMID:
23169741
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.11.7896
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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