oa South African Medical Journal - Radiological case book V : some points about the radiological findings in enlargement of the spleen : with particular reference to the pressure effect on a barium-filled stomach



The importance of having a knowledge of the X-ray appearance of a normal splenic shadow is stressed. The radiographic appearances in cases of splenomegaly, calcifications, calculi and trauma, are mentioned. Particular attention is paid to the radiographic appearances which might result from pressure of an enlarged spleen on a barium-filled stomach. The differential diagnosis from carcinoma of the stomach is mentioned.


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