Splenic abscess: A review with the value of ultrasound

Yancu Hertzanu, Dianne B. Mendelsohn, Elizabeth Goudie, Alix Butterworth

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Abstract

Five cases of splenic abscess are presented. A positive ultrasound diagnosis was made in each patient, showing a regular or ill-defined anechoic mass with large or small, high-intensity echogenic foci due to contained debris. Computed tomography performed in two cases showed intrasplenic low-density areas essentially unchanged following intravenous contrast administration. Gas was present in one of the abscesses. The clinical implications in a septicaemic patient with intrasplenic gas formation following splenic embolisation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-667
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Radiology
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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Splenic abscess : A review with the value of ultrasound. / Hertzanu, Yancu; Mendelsohn, Dianne B.; Goudie, Elizabeth; Butterworth, Alix.

In: Clinical Radiology, Vol. 34, No. 6, 1983, p. 661-667.

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Hertzanu, Yancu ; Mendelsohn, Dianne B. ; Goudie, Elizabeth ; Butterworth, Alix. / Splenic abscess : A review with the value of ultrasound. In: Clinical Radiology. 1983 ; Vol. 34, No. 6. pp. 661-667.
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