Splenic siderotic nodules

Case contributed by Dr Subash Thapa

Presentation

Routine abdomen ultrasound. History of blood transfusion.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Multiple tiny echogenic foci scattered within the spleen without obvious posterior acoustic shadowing.

Case Discussion

Splenic siderotic nodules, also known as Gamna-Gandy Bodies (GGBs) was first described in a patient with biliary cirrhosis, by French physician, Charles Gandy, in 1905.1 GGBs are few millimeter granuloma like nodules composed of hemosiderin, calcium and fibrous tissue with crystal structure of CaPO4.FeOH.1

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