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MDCT of the Spleen: Leukemia

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Splenic leukemia is more common with chronic forms of the disease, denoting a poorer prognosis. These individuals tend to display marked splenomegaly on CT (greater than 400 grams) but maintaining a homogeneous enhancement pattern. This marked enlargement leaves these patients prone to splenic rupture and infarction. These complications are potentially life threatening, occurring in 0.72% of adults and 0.18% of children. Rarely, leukemia may also involve the spleen producing focal nodular lesions.

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