Translated title of the contribution: Hepatosplenic abscesses in immunocompromised patients

G. Mostbeck, N. Grois, R. Mallek, R. Walter, Ch Herold, P. Pokieser, O. Janata, D. Tscholakoff

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Morphologic characteristics of hepatosplenic abscesses using ultrasound and CT examinations in 13 immunosuppressed patients are presented. Additionally, the results of diagnostic ultrasound and CT guided biopsy procedures (n = 13) are reported. On sonograms, bacterial abscesses were exclusively hypoechoic lesions whereas patients with mycotic abscesses showed additionally target lesions and lesions presenting a 'wheels-within-wheels' appearance. Thus, with some limitations, us might help to differentiate between fungal and bacterial abscesses. On CT, all patients presented uniformly with hypodense lesions. Follow-up ultrasound studies showed these abscesses over periods as long as 24 months; biopsy proved some of these as fibrotic lesions without vital bacteria or fungi.

Translated title of the contributionHepatosplenic abscesses in immunocompromised patients
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)692-696
Number of pages5
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Neuen Bildgebenden Verfahren
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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