Ga-67 imaging of perisplenic abscess after splenic embolization

M. Kumar, S. Naddaf, H. H. Abujudeh, S. Atay, H. M. Abdel-Dayem

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Splenic artery embolization is emerging as a promising alternative to surgical splenectomy for hypersplenism. Presented is case of a patient with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with splenomegaly, who was treated for thrombocytopenia and neutropenia with splenic artery embolization. A few days later, the patient developed a septic pattern. Abdominal CT with contrast enhancement showed an enlarged spleen with solid and cystic areas. Liver- spleen scintigraphy revealed minimal residual functioning splenic tissue, and Ga-67 scintigraphy revealed ring-shaped perisplenic uptake, suggesting a perisplenic abscess. The diagnosis was confirmed by needle aspiration of thick purulent fluid from the abscess which grew Moganella Morganii on culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-395
Number of pages2
JournalClinical nuclear medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Abscess
  • Embolization
  • Ga-67
  • Perisplenic
  • Scintigraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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