Splenic cleft from diaphragmatic slip

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

MVA. Sternal fracture. Generalized abdominal tenderness.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

No traumatic injury. Small cleft on the lateral margin of the spleen is adjacent to a small diaphragmatic slip.

Case Discussion

Splenic clefts are well known to mimic a traumatic splenic laceration, but in this case is due to a small diaphragmatic slip. Alternatively clefts are more often due to the embryological development of the spleen as adjacent splenic buds (lobules) fail to completely fuse.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 78723
Published: 10th Jun 2020
Last edited: 10th Jun 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.