oa South African Medical Journal - Pneumoretroperitoneum en splenovenografie in die radiologiese diagnose van miltkiste : met oorsig van die literatuur en beskrywing van'n bewysde geval

Volume 27, Issue 24
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The method of presacral pneumoretroperitoneum for rendering not only the kidneys and suprarenals radioapparent, as descriptionbed by Rivas, but also the liver and spleen, as observed by us, and the method of splenovenography introduced by Dreyer and Budtz-Olsen for demonstrating the function of the spleen and the patency of the splenic vein, prompted us to combine these two methods in the radiological investigation of splenomegaly. Since the first case to be examined by these methods proved to be a non-parasitic false traumatic cyst of the spleen with infection and adhesions, and as it was so clearly demonstrated radiologically, diagnosed pre-operatively and confirmed pathologically, we felt that it was of sufficient clinical interest to warrant publication together with a review of the literature.

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