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

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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
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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