CT of splenosis: Patterns and pitfalls

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OBJECTIVE. After traumatic splenic injury or splenectomy, small isolated spleens may develop. These implants are not limited to the left upper quadrant, and splenosis in other locations can mimic other pathologic entities. This pictorial essay presents the range of appearances of intraabdominal and pelvic splenosis. CONCLUSION. Radiologists can suggest or establish the correct diagnosis of splenosis in the appropriate clinical setting, particularly in less typical cases, to avert unnecessary tissue sampling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W686-W693
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012


  • CT
  • Spleen
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenosis
  • Tc-labeled sulfur colloid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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