Perisplenitis

Case contributed by Ass. Professor Mahmoud Agha

Presentation

Known sickle cell disease, presented to ER with acute severe left hypochondrial pain.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Splenomegaly with persistent hypodense non-enhancing thin rim around edge of spleen.

No typical wedge-shaped defects of the more commonly seen splenic infarcts in sickle cell patients.

Case Discussion

Triphasic computed tomography scan shows splenomegaly with persistent subcapsular hypodense non-enhancing thin rim. No typical wedge-shaped defects of the more commonly seen splenic infarcts in sickle cell patients. The findings are consistent with perisplenitis.

 

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Case Information

rID: 51655
Case created: 1st Mar 2017
Last edited: 7th Mar 2017
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