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Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 286–289 | Cite as

Gaucher disease of the spleen: CT and MR findings

  • L. W. Poll
  • J.-A. Koch
  • S. vom Dahl
  • M. Sarbia
  • D. Häussinger
  • U. Mödder
Article

Abstract

We present a 26-year-old male patient with Gaucher disease who presented with epigastric pain and a palpable mass in the left abdomen. Ultrasound, abdominal computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging showed massive splenomegaly with multiple splenic nodules up to 7 cm in diameter. Splenic nodules should be included in the differential diagnosis of splenic masses. Follow-up is necessary because of the increased incidence of hematologic malignancies in Gaucher disease.

Key words: Gaucher disease—Spleen in Gaucher disease—Splenic nodules—Computed tomography—Magnetic resonance imaging. 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. W. Poll
    • 1
  • J.-A. Koch
    • 1
  • S. vom Dahl
    • 1
  • M. Sarbia
    • 1
  • D. Häussinger
    • 1
  • U. Mödder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Moorenstrasse 5, D-40225 Düsseldorf, GermanyDE

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