Focal lesions in the spleen: Sonographic patterns and guided biopsy

L. Solbiati, M. C. Bossi, E. Bellotti, C. Ravetto, G. Montali

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The sonographic findings in 22 cases of benign and malignant focal lesions of the spleen are described: A variety of echo patterns was observed, and differential diagnosis was often impossible without contributory clinical data. In eight patients, sonographically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy was performed using a real-time linear array probe with a central aperture: Final diagnosis was possible in five cases avoiding surgery. The clinical usefulness of this procedure in the diagnosis of splenic masses is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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