Incidental Splenic Findings on Cross-Sectional Imaging

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Radiol Clin North Am. 2021 Jul;59(4):603-616. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2021.03.009.


Incidental splenic focal findings are commonly encountered in clinical practice and frequently represent a diagnostic dilemma due to nonspecific imaging features. Most are benign, particularly in patients without a history of malignancy and without symptoms of fever, weight loss, or left upper quadrant or epigastric pain. Incidental malignant splenic processes are exceedingly rare. This article reviews imaging characteristics of incidental focal splenic findings, and proposes a practical approach for management of such findings, which can prevent unnecessary workup and its related drawbacks in clinical practice.

PMID:34053608 | DOI:10.1016/j.rcl.2021.03.009

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