Rock spleen (autosplenectomy)

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


An occasional finding in patients with sickle cell anaemia.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

Spleen completely calcified most likely due to past infarction.

Appearances like in the kidney with autosplenectomy.

Case Discussion

Diagnosis of "rock spleen"



Dr Fabio Denicolò

Radiographer Lawrence Bizzeyes

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Case information

rID: 31248
Published: 26th Sep 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Haematology
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