Imaging findings of splenic emergencies: a pictorial review


ÜNAL E., ONUR M. R. , AKPINAR E., Ahmadov J., KARÇAALTINCABA M., ÖZMEN M. N. , ...More

INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING, vol.7, no.2, pp.215-222, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13244-016-0467-8
  • Journal Name: INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-222
  • Keywords: Emergency, Torsion, Trauma, Sequestration, Spleen, ACQUIRED ABNORMALITIES, ARTERY ANEURYSMS, CT, SPLEEN, MANAGEMENT, INJURIES, SPECTRUM, CHILDREN, DISEASE, TORSION

Abstract

Although traumatic injuries are the cause of common splenic emergencies in the emergency room, various nontraumatic conditions may also affect the spleen with possible life-threatening results. In this pictorial review, we present imaging findings of usual and unusual splenic emergencies. It is essential to be familiar with key imaging findings and advantages of different modalities to reach a definitive diagnosis.