The anatomy curriculum is one of our curriculum articles and aims to be a collection of articles that represent the core anatomy knowledge for radiologists and imaging specialists.
Head and neck anatomy
Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
The reticuloendothelial system (RES) comprises a number of tissues:
liver Kupffer cells
Retrorenal spleen refers to variant position of the spleen, when its inferior portion lies posterior to the upper pole of the left kidney.
This normal variant occurs in ~20% of patients, with the finding more common in patients who lie supine 1.
Recognition of this variant is important to avoi...
The spleen is an organ of the haematological system and has a role in immune response, storage of red blood cells and haematopoiesis.
The spleen is a wedge-shaped organ lying mainly in the left upper quadrant (left hypochondrium and partly in the epigastrium) and is protected by ...
Splenunculi (also known as supernumerary, accessory spleens, or splenules) are small nodules of spleen that are separate from the rest of the organ. They are benign and asymptomatic, their importance is mainly related to the need to distinguish them from more sinister pathology.