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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||American Journal of Roentgenology|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology