HYBRID SCINTIGRAPHY OF RARE SPLENIC HAMARTOMA

  • Mairah Razi Nuclear Medicine Department, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Lahore
  • Humayun Bashir Nuclear Medicine Department, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Lahore
  • Zia Salman Faruqui Department of Radiology, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Lahore

Abstract

Splenic hamartoma, also known as splenoma, splenic adenoma or nodular hyperplasia, is a rare benign splenic tumor. It is composed of disordered vascular channels with abnormal mixture of red or white splenic pulp. Mostly it is asymptomatic and encountered incidentally at imaging, surgery or autopsy. Radiologically hamartomas are almost identical to hemangioma. In such circumstances radiolabelled blood pool imaging and radiocolloid scintigraphy helps to differentiate the two entities. We present a case of asymptomatic splenic lesion on hybrid radionuclide imaging with SPECT-CT, findings suggestive of hamartoma.

 

Key Words: Splenic hamartoma, SPECT-CT, Radiocolloid scintigraphy

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Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
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Razi M, Bashir H, Faruqui ZS. HYBRID SCINTIGRAPHY OF RARE SPLENIC HAMARTOMA. J Cancer Allied Spec [Internet]. 2018Dec.31 [cited 2020Sep.21];4(4). Available from: https://journals.sfu.ca/jcas/index.php/jcas/article/view/212