Congenital Anomalies of the Spleen

G. Gayer*, M. Hertz, S. Strauss, R. Zissin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Various congenital anomalies may affect the spleen, starting with common anomalies, such as an accessory spleen, up to rare conditions such as a wandering spleen and polysplenia. Most of these anatomic variants have no clinical significance; they need, however, to be recognized by the radiologist as such. Awareness of these variants is important for the radiologist to interpret the findings correctly and avoid mistaking them for a clinically significant abnormality. In this review we illustrate the spectrum of congenital anomalies of the spleen and stress pitfalls and possible complications resulting from these anomalies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-369
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes


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