Spleen benign and malignant tumors and tumor conditions

Alampady K. Shanbhogue, Srinivasa R. Prasad

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There is a wide spectrum of benign and malignant neoplasms of the spleen. Lymphomas and vascular tumors comprise the most common splenic neoplasms. Splenic hemangiomas and angiosarcomas are the most common mesenchymal tumors. Select splenic neoplasms show characteristic distribution and imaging findings to permit precise diagnosis. Image-guided fine needle aspiration and/or biopsy of focal splenic lesions are being increasingly performed to obtain tissue for histopathological characterization. Accurate diagnosis of focal splenic lesions allows institution of optimal patient management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAbdominal Imaging
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783642133275
ISBN (Print)3642133266, 9783642133268
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


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