CT and MRI findings of sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation of the spleen: spoke wheel pattern


Karaosmanoglu D. A. , KARÇAALTINCABA M. , AKATA D.

KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.9, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3348/kjr.2008.9.s.s52
  • Title of Journal : KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY

Abstract

Sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation of the spleen is a recently described benign pathologic entity that is characterized by round shaped vascular spaces that are lined by endothelial cells, and the spaces are circumscribed by granulomatoid structures. Microscopically, all the reported cases had multiple angiomatoid nodules in a fibrosclerotic stroma. Each angiomatoid nodule was made up of slit-like, round or irregular shaped vascular spaces that were lined by endothelial cells and interspersed ovoid cells. We present here the CT and dynamic gadolinium-enhanced MR findings of a patient with sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation. The spoke-wheel pattern that was observed on MRI in this case may be an important imaging clue for making the correct diagnosis of this benign lesion.