Improving diagnosis of atraumatic splenic lesions, part II: Benign neoplasms/nonneoplastic mass-like lesions

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

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Abstract

Focal atraumatic splenic lesions often pose a diagnostic challenge on cross-sectional imaging. They can be categorized based on etiology as nonneoplastic, benign neoplastic (discussed in Part II), and malignant neoplastic lesions or on prevalence as common, uncommon, and rare lesions. 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 the lesions, can improve diagnostic confidence. Consideration of these factors together can arm the radiologist with the necessary tools to render a more confident diagnosis and, thus, better aid management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-704
Number of pages14
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • CT scan
  • Focal benign splenic lesions
  • MRI
  • Non-neoplastic focal splenic lesions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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