Splenic abscess: A review with the value of ultrasound

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

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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
Pages (from-to)661-667
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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