Concurrent focal hepatic and splenic lesions: A pictorial guide to differential diagnosis

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Abstract

Although medical literature and differential diagnoses discussions tend to be organ specific, systemic diseases more commonly manifest with multi-organ involvement. Detection of dual organ involvement combined with clinical history narrows the differential to provide a more specific diagnosis. Two organs closely linked are the liver and the spleen. Many processes affect both of these organs through their common denominator, the reticuloendothelial system (RES). This pictorial essay reviews the wide spectrum of benign and malignant pathologies to be considered when computed tomography (CT) demonstrates concurrent focal disease in the liver and spleen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-612
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004

Keywords

  • Concurrent lesions
  • Liver
  • Spleen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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