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Splenic Infarct
Ethan A. Smith, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Pathology

      • Clinical Issues

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Definitions

          • Segmental or diffuse ischemia &/or necrosis caused by vascular occlusion

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • CT Findings

            • MR Findings

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Llewellyn ME et al: The sonographic "bright band sign" of splenic infarction. J Ultrasound Med. 33(6):929-38, 2014
                                  2. Elsayes KM et al: MR imaging of the spleen: spectrum of abnormalities. Radiographics. 25(4):967-82, 2005
                                  3. Paterson A et al: A pattern-oriented approach to splenic imaging in infants and children. Radiographics. 19(6):1465-85, 1999
                                  4. Nores M et al: The clinical spectrum of splenic infarction. Am Surg. 64(2):182-8, 1998
                                  5. Levin TL et al: Intrasplenic masses of "preserved" functioning splenic tissue in sickle cell disease: correlation of imaging findings (CT, ultrasound, MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy). Pediatr Radiol. 26(9):646-9, 1996
                                  6. Freeman JL et al: CT of congenital and acquired abnormalities of the spleen. Radiographics. 13(3):597-610, 1993
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Pathology

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Definitions

                                          • Segmental or diffuse ischemia &/or necrosis caused by vascular occlusion

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • CT Findings

                                            • MR Findings

                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Llewellyn ME et al: The sonographic "bright band sign" of splenic infarction. J Ultrasound Med. 33(6):929-38, 2014
                                                                  2. Elsayes KM et al: MR imaging of the spleen: spectrum of abnormalities. Radiographics. 25(4):967-82, 2005
                                                                  3. Paterson A et al: A pattern-oriented approach to splenic imaging in infants and children. Radiographics. 19(6):1465-85, 1999
                                                                  4. Nores M et al: The clinical spectrum of splenic infarction. Am Surg. 64(2):182-8, 1998
                                                                  5. Levin TL et al: Intrasplenic masses of "preserved" functioning splenic tissue in sickle cell disease: correlation of imaging findings (CT, ultrasound, MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy). Pediatr Radiol. 26(9):646-9, 1996
                                                                  6. Freeman JL et al: CT of congenital and acquired abnormalities of the spleen. Radiographics. 13(3):597-610, 1993