A retrospective computed tomography evaluation of proved low-attenuation splenic lesions in nontraumatic cases was done. Computed tomography was able to distinguish cystic from solid lesions. Although computed tomography examination is sensitive in the detection of low-attenuation lesions, the computed tomography findings alone are not helpful in differentiation of different low-attenuation lesions. Associated computed tomography findings in other organs and clinical findings are more helpful than the size, shape, and computed tomography attenuation of the lesions. Splenic lesions may be the only metastatic manifestation in some cancer patients. A thin needle aspiration may be done to document the nature of the pathologic lesion in problematic cases.
- Computed tomography
- Thin needle aspiration
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging