Splenic infarction

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


C/o left upper quadrant abdominal pain - 15 days. Pain started when he was at high altitude (Himalayas).

Patient Data

Age: 40 yrs
Gender: Male

SPLEEN is mildly enlarged in size - 13.5 cm long axis. No calcicification is noted.

Most of the splenic parenchyma shows heterogenus echopattern without vascularity.

Few islands of normal parenchyma are noted with preserved vascularity.

Subcapular cystic area with irregular wall (45 x 45 x 33 mm) is noted at upper pole.

No thrombosis is noted in splenic vein or artery.

Case Discussion

CT - contrast - Similar findings.

Blood test - Sickle cell trait.

Splenic infarction

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Case information

rID: 19156
Published: 11th Aug 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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