Spleen

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Abstract

The spleen is a functionally complex organ, and is responsible for initiating immune reactions and for ltering the blood of foreign material and old or damaged red blood cells. In comparison to other parenchymal organs, it is not a common site of primary disease. However, a wide variety of pathologic process can occur in the spleen including congenital, inammatory, neoplastic, and traumatic lesions. In addition, certain normal variants may occur in the spleen. Most of these anatomical variants have no clinical signicance, however, it is important for radiologists to recognize these ndings correctly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMulti-Detector CT Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationAbdomen, Pelvis, and CAD Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Pages59-81
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781439893982
ISBN (Print)9781439893975
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Engineering

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