Spleen: arterial enhancement

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
CT

Characteristic heterogeneous enhancement pattern of the spleen in arterial phase CT scanning. 

Case Discussion

Ideally, the spleen should be reviewed in portal venous phase imaging because the heterogeneity of the enhancement on arterial phase imaging can be mistaken for pathology (e.g. splenic laceration). 

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Case information

rID: 9325
Published: 5th Apr 2010
Last edited: 4th Mar 2017
Tag: spleen
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