Splenic siderotic nodules
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Thapa S, Splenic siderotic nodules. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 22 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-92026
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Routine abdomen ultrasound. History of blood transfusion.
Age: 40 years
From the case: Splenic siderotic nodules
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Multiple tiny echogenic foci scattered within the spleen without obvious posterior acoustic shadowing.
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
- 1. Ouyang,Huang‑Qing, Gong,Zuo‑Jiong, Zha,Yun‑Fei, Liu,Chang‑Sheng, Yang,Zhao‑Hui. Splenic siderotic nodules in patients with liver cirrhosis. (2013) Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine. 6 (2): 445. doi:10.3892/etm.2013.1135