Focal atraumatic splenic lesions often pose a diagnostic challenge on cross-sectional imaging. They can be categorized based on etiology, as nonneoplastic, benign neoplastic, and malignant neoplastic (discussed in Part III) 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.
- CT scan
- Malignant splenic lesions
- Management algorithm
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging