Splenic cleft from diaphragmatic slip
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Hacking C, Splenic cleft from diaphragmatic slip. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 09 Jun 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-78723
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MVA. Sternal fracture. Generalized abdominal tenderness.
Age: 55 years
From the case: Splenic cleft from diaphragmatic slip
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Axial C+ portal venous phase
No traumatic injury. Small cleft on the lateral margin of the spleen is adjacent to a small diaphragmatic slip.
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.