Splenic focal lesions as manifestation of sarcoidosis: Characterization with contrast-enhanced sonography.

Abstract

We report the case of a 74-year-old woman with elevated liver enzyme levels in whom abdominal sonographic examination revealed a diffusely heterogeneous liver parenchyma and multiple hypoechoic subcentimetric splenic nodules. Contrast-enhanced sonography (CEUS) revealed that the splenic focal lesions did not enhance. CT examination revealed a low-density, multinodular pattern both in the liver and in the spleen. Core biopsy of 1 hepatic nodule revealed noncaseating epithelioid cell granuloma, and the patient was diagnosed with systemic sarcoidosis. CEUS has shown to be useful in the diagnosis of focal hepatic lesions, but studies referring to splenic lesions are lacking.

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@article{PrezGrueso2007SplenicFL, title={Splenic focal lesions as manifestation of sarcoidosis: Characterization with contrast-enhanced sonography.}, author={Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} P{\'e}rez-Grueso and Alejandro Repiso and Rafael Momp{\'o} G{\'o}mez and Concepci{\'o}n Cepeda Gonz{\'a}lez and Tom{\'a}s de Artaza and Julio Valle and Almudena Garcia Garcia and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Carrobles}, journal={Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU}, year={2007}, volume={35 7}, pages={405-8} }