Four dogs with an accessory spleen are described. The accessory spleens appeared as a round-to-triangular structure located in the perisplenic area. They were homogeneous and isoechoic with the adjacent spleen. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound was performed using a second generation microbubble contrast medium (sulfur hexafluoride). The type and timing of enhancement of the accessory spleen was similar to that of the parent spleen. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is a noninvasive modality useful in distinguishing an accessory spleen from a mass of another origin.
|Titolo:||B-mode and contrast enhanced sonogrpahic assessment of accessory spleen in the dog|
|Autori interni:||VIGNOLI, Massimo|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Rivista:||VETERINARY RADIOLOGY & ULTRASOUND|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|