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Liver/spleen scintigraphy for diagnosis of splenic infarction in cirrhotic patients.
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PMID:  8255838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Splenic infarction is rare in cirrhotic patients. The diagnosis of the condition is based on clinical findings and splenic imaging. In recent years, ultrasonography and computed tomographic scan have gained popularity over the more classical scintigraphy as the preferred investigations for the diagnosis of splenic infarction. We report three cases of splenic infarction in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Computed tomographic scan, angiography and ultrasonography failed to identify the lesions and the diagnoses were finally made with the aid of liver--spleen scintigraphy. We suggest that scintigraphy is the investigation of choice if splenic infarction is suspected in patients with congestive splenomegaly secondary to liver cirrhosis.
J K Chin; P A McCormick; A J Hilson; A K Burroughs; N McIntyre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-12     Completed Date:  1994-01-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Department of Medicine, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Liver / radionuclide imaging*
Liver Cirrhosis / complications*
Spleen / radiography,  radionuclide imaging*
Splenic Infarction / etiology,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging*
Splenomegaly / complications
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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