Pathology, Education and training, Acute, Normal variants, Localisation, Education, Ultrasound, MR, CT, Spleen, Anatomy, Abdomen
N. Köse1, M. Atalar1, B. S. Seker2, G. YILMAZ1, H. Caylak1; 1SİVAS/TR, 2SIVAS/TR
The spleen is an organ of the hematological system and has a role in immune response,
storage of red blood cells and hematopoiesis.
Most splenic lesions are detected incidentally.
The spleen is considered ‘the neglected organ’ among radiologists and clinicians,
although it is well visualized on abdominal radiologic imaging.
Ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT) are the most frequently used modalities in the detection of splenic lesions.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is generally used as a supporting modality.
In this pictoral essay,
we aimed to present the common and rare lesions involving the spleen in the light of imaging findings (including US,
CT and MRI).