Gamna-Gandy bodies

Case contributed by Dr Rupesh Namdev

Presentation

History of anaemia with previous history of blood transfusions

Patient Data

Age: 43
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

The spleen shows multiple tiny echogenic foci without acoustic shadowing diffusely involving the parenchyma. These are siderotic nodules or Gamna-Gandy nodules.

Case Discussion

Gamna Gandy nodules also known as splenic siderotic nodules and fibrosiderotic nodules, are small focal deposits of iron and calcium within fibrous tissue and elastic fibers in spleen resultiing in tiny nodules of less than one millimeter in size.

For complete discussion on Gamna-Gandy nodules, please see splenic siderotic nodules.

 

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Case information

rID: 27165
Case created: 22nd Jan 2014
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
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