Sickle cell disease

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Child of African descent.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years

The renal pyramids are echogenic bilaterally and there are two round echogenic lesions in the spleen.  

Case Discussion

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
Published: 5th Aug 2010
Last edited: 1st Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included