Sickle cell disease

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


6 year old child of African descent.

Patient Data

Age: 6

Case Discussion

The renal pyramids are echogenic bilaterally and there are two round echogenic lesions in the spleen.  This child was known to have sickle cell disease and these are two commonly described ultrasound manifestations of this condition.

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Case information

rID: 10325
Case created: 5th Aug 2010
Last edited: 25th Sep 2015
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