Inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen: CT and MRI findings

Pei Chun Ma, Shu Chiang Hsieh, Jerry Chin Wei Chien, Wilson T. Lao, Wing P. Chan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Inflammatory pseudotumors rarely occur in the spleen. We report such a case with characteristic computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. A CT scan showed an isodense nodular mass with gradual mild enhancement on delayed-phase contrast-enhanced images. MRI showed a mass with isointense signal on T1-weighted images and hypointense signal on T2-weighted images. The tumor mass showed progressive inhomogeneous enhancement on gadolinium-enhanced images. The patient received splenectomy, and histologic diagnosis was compatible with inflammatory pseudotumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Surgery
Volume92
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor
  • Magnetic resonance imaging, spleen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen: CT and MRI findings'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Ma, P. C., Hsieh, S. C., Chien, J. C. W., Lao, W. T., & Chan, W. P. (2007). Inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen: CT and MRI findings. International Surgery, 92(2), 119-122.