Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a Case of Spleen Hamartoma

Bulakci M. , Yilmaz E., Yahyayev A., Bulakci B. B. , Yekeler E.

MEDICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, cilt.22, ss.301-303, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000343577
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.301-303


Objective: To emphasize the contribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) contrast agent in the diagnosis of the splenic hamartoma. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 63-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with diffuse abdominal pain. An ultrasound examination revealed a 5 x 4 cm solid lesion in the spleen. Dynamic gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdominal findings was consistent with a splenic hamartoma. SPIO-enhanced MRI was then performed and it confirmed the diagnosis. The lesion showed a decrease of signal intensity on T2-weighted images. Conclusion: This case showed that SPIO-enhanced MRI was useful for establishing a noninvasive diagnosis of the splenic hamartomas. Copyright (C) 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel