This volume provides a much-needed update on imaging of the spleen, a subject that has witnessed a revival of interest in recent years owing to new insights into physiology and pathophysiology and the application of modern noninvasive imaging modalities. Introductory chapters discuss the normal anatomy and radiological appearances. Thereafter individual chapters document the imaging findings in a wide range of hematological, immunological, oncological, infectious, vascular, and systemic disorders. Splenic pathology in infancy and childhood is considered separately, and there is a chapter on interventional procedures. Informative differential diagnostic tables are also provided. This well-illustrated book will serve as an invaluable source of easily accessible information for both clinicians and radiologists.
Keywords: spleen, medical imaging, pathology of the spleen
Contents: Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, and Physiology of the Spleen; The Normal Spleen on Different Imaging Modalities; Congenital Disorders of the Spleen; Splenosis; The Spleen in Hematologic Disorders;The Spleen in Systemic Disorders; The Spleen in Infectious Disorders; Trauma of the Spleen; Vascular Pathology of the Spleen; Tumoral Pathology of the Spleen; Pseudotumors of the Spleen; Splenic Pathology in Infancy and Childhood; Interventional Procedures on the Spleen; Differential Diagnostic Tables: Splenomegaly, Solitary Focal Lesion, Multiple Focal Lesions, Abnormal Reflectivity on US, Abnormal Attenuation on CT, Abnormal Signal Intensity on MRI, Spontaneous (Nontraumatic) Splenic Rupture; Addendum: Scintigraphy of the Spleen; Subject Index; List of Contributors.