Improving diagnosis of atraumatic splenic lesions, part I: Nonneoplastic lesions

Zina J. Ricci, Sarah K. Oh, Victoria Chernyak, Milana Flusberg, Alla Rozenblit, Bindu Kaul, Marjorie W. Stein, Fernanda S. Mazzariol

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Focal atraumatic splenic lesions often pose a diagnostic challenge on cross-sectional imaging. They can be categorized based on etiology as nonneoplastic (reviewed in Part I), benign neoplastic, and malignant neoplastic lesions. Lesions can also be characterized based on prevalence as common, uncommon, and rare. Familiarity with pertinent clinical parameters, etiology, pathology, prevalence, and ancillary features such as splenomegaly, concomitant hepatic involvement, and extrasplenic findings, in addition to knowledge of imaging spectra of these lesions, can improve diagnostic confidence. Since the nonneoplastic lesions are usually easily recognized, it is critical that the radiologist identifies them avoiding unnecessary work up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-779
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


  • Benign splenic lesions
  • CT scan
  • Focal nonneoplastic splenic lesions
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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