Splenic infarction

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

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
Modality: Ultrasound

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

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 19156
Case created: 11th Aug 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

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

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.