Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Abdominal Imaging - Case Report

Asymptomatic splenic artery occlusion in a child: incidental detection with Doppler ultrasonography


From the Department of Radiology , Ankara University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.


From the Department of Radiology , Southwestern University, Dallas, USA.

Diagn Interv Radiol 2006; 12: 68-69
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Splenic arterial occlusion is a rare condition usually presenting with signs that are due to splenic infarction. To the best of our knowledge, splenic artery occlusion without splenic infarction has not been reported in the literature. The case presented here was asymptomatic, except for hypertension. The splenic artery occlusion was detected incidentally during the color Doppler examination of renal arteries that was performed to rule out stenosis as a cause. The striking Doppler finding that led to the final diagnosis was peri-pancreatic multiple tubular structures consistent with collateral flow.

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