Spleen - normal arterial enhancement

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Adult

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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