Splenic infarction

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[edit] Discussion

[edit] Imaging Findings

[edit] CT

  • Focal infarcts appear as wedge-shaped areas of decreased attenuation that extend to the surface of the spleen.
  • Global infarction can manifest as diffuse areas of decreased attenuation in the spleen and can mimic splenic abscess or tumor. In some cases of global infarction, the splenic periphery remains enhanced due to perfusion from capsular vessels.

[edit] Images

Patient #1

  • Note peripheral enhancement due to perfusion from capsular vessels

Patient #2

  • Note peripheral enhancement due to perfusion from capsular vessels

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