Seurat spleen

Seurat spleen is an angiographic appearance seen following blunt trauma to the spleen. Multiple small punctate regions of intraparenchymal contrast extravasation lead to a spotted appearance.

History and etymology

The term refers to a likeness between the angiographic appearance and the artwork of French impressionist Georges Seurat (1859-1891) who used a pointillist technique to create an image out of tiny dots 1.

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rID: 9378
Section: Signs
Tags: spleen, trauma
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