Congenital cleft spleen with CT scan appearance of high-grade splenic laceration after blunt abdominal trauma.


Journal Article

The spiral computed tomography (CT) scan has made the diagnosis of traumatic injury increasingly rapid and accurate, especially in cases of solid parenchymal organ injury that follows blunt abdominal trauma. Nonetheless, this valuable method of diagnosis can be confounded when anatomical variances are encountered in the setting of concomitant associated injuries. We present here a case where a congenitally bi-lobed spleen was diagnosed by CT scan as an apparent high-grade splenic laceration, prompting emergent laparotomy.

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Cited Authors

  • Brennan, TV; Lipshutz, GS; Posselt, AM; Horn, JK

Published Date

  • August 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 139 - 142

PubMed ID

  • 12901998

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12901998

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0736-4679

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0736-4679(03)00161-6


  • eng