Seurat spleen

Dr Henry Knipe and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

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
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  • Figure 1: Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
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