Improving diagnosis of atraumatic splenic lesions, Part III: Malignant lesions

Zina J. Ricci, Bindu Kaul, Marjorie W. Stein, Victoria Chernyak, Alla M. Rozenblit, Sarah K. Oh, Milana Flusberg, Fernanda A. Mazzariol

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Focal atraumatic splenic lesions often pose a diagnostic challenge on cross-sectional imaging. They can be categorized based on etiology, as nonneoplastic, benign neoplastic, and malignant neoplastic (discussed in Part III) lesions, or on prevalence, as common, uncommon, and rare lesions. Familiarity with pertinent clinical parameters, etiology, pathology, prevalence, and ancillary features such as splenomegaly, concomitant hepatic involvement, and extrasplenic findings, in addition to knowledge of imaging spectra of the lesions, can improve diagnostic confidence. Consideration of these factors together can arm the radiologist with the necessary tools to render a more confident diagnosis and thus better aid management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)846-855
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Malignant splenic lesions
  • Management algorithm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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