- Detect the presence of a subphrenic abscess after splenectomy
- Detect splenic masses; differentiate between cysts or solid tumors (in combination with CT), as evidenced by specific waveform patterns or absence of sound waves respectively; and determine whether they are intrasplenic or extrasplenic
- Determine late-stage sickle cell disease, as evidenced by decreased spleen size and presence of echoes
- Determine the presence of splenomegaly and assess the size and volume of the spleen in these cases, as evidenced by increased echoes and visibility of the spleen
- Differentiate spleen trauma from blood or fluid accumulation between the splenic capsule and parenchyma
- Evaluate the effect of medical or surgical therapy on the progression or resolution of splenic disease
- Evaluate the extent of abdominal trauma and spleen involvement, including enlargement or rupture, after a recent trauma
- Evaluate the spleen before splenectomy performed for thrombocytopenic purpura
Ultrasound, Spleen has been found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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