Case Report

Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 351-354

Imaging of paediatric splenic injury with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography

  • Anja OldenburgAffiliated withClinic and Polyclinic for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University Email author 
  • , Joachim HohmannAffiliated withClinic and Polyclinic for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University
  • , Jan SkrokAffiliated withClinic and Polyclinic for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University
  • , Thomas AlbrechtAffiliated withClinic and Polyclinic for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University

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Abstract

We report two children who sustained traumatic parenchymal splenic injury and were monitored with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). In both cases, unenhanced US failed to diagnose splenic haematoma, but the injury was well demonstrated after injection of contrast agent. In one case agreement with CT was excellent; in the other, CT was not performed due to the comprehensive information provided by CEUS.

Keywords

Spleen Trauma Ultrasound Contrast media Child