Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 351–354 | Cite as

Imaging of paediatric splenic injury with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography

  • Anja Oldenburg
  • Joachim Hohmann
  • Jan Skrok
  • Thomas Albrecht
Case Report

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anja Oldenburg
    • 1
  • Joachim Hohmann
    • 1
  • Jan Skrok
    • 1
  • Thomas Albrecht
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinic and Polyclinic for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin BerlinFree University of Berlin and Humboldt UniversityBerlinGermany

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