What is the role of ultrasonographic imaging in the diagnosis of splenic infarct?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Manish Parikh, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Ultrasonographic imaging is useful in cases where the splenic parenchyma can be visualized. [22] Significant amounts of luminal bowel gas, as well as morbid obesity, render this modality less useful. In a retrospective study of 49 episodes of acute splenic infarction, Antopolsky et al found ultrasonographic scanning to be diagnostically useful in only 18% of patients. [18]


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