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Title
Imaging of the spleen : what the clinician needs to know
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Abstract
The spleen is considered the forgotten organ among radiologists and clinicians, although it is well visualised on abdominal computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Moreover, the spleen is commonly involved in a wide range of pathologic disorders. These include congenital anomalies, infectious and inflammatory diseases, vascular disorders, benign and malignant tumours, and systemic disorders. In this review, we focus on the key imaging findings of the normal spleen, its variants, as well as relevant congenital and acquired abnormalities. It is of utmost importance to recognise and correctly interpret the variable spectrum of abnormalities that may involve the spleen, in order to avoid unnecessary invasive procedures and to guide adequate treatment.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Singapore medical journal
Publication
2015
Volume/pages
56:3(2015), p. 133-143
ISI
000352511300009
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 02.04.2015
Last edited 14.11.2017
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