Ultrasound images Calcification of spleen

Calcification may occur in the wall of old, inactive abscess cavities, forming granulomatous deposits. Other infective processes, particularly in association with AIDS, may cause multiple small calcific foci throughout the spleen and liver fig below. Calcification is also associated with posttraumatic injury and may be seen around the wall of an old, resolving post-traumatic haematoma. Conditions which predispose to the deposition of calcium in tissues, such as renal failure requiring dialysis, are also a source of splenic calcification.

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Ultrasound images Calcification in the spleen in a patient with nephrotic syndrome. Note the left pleural effusion.
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ultrasound images Small calcified foci in the spleen of a patient with hepatitis

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