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Fungal Splenic Abscesses in the Immunosuppressed Patient

Correlation of Imaging Modalities

VASQUEZ, TONY E., M.D.; EVANS, DAVID G., M.D.; SCHIFFMAN, H, M.D.; ASHBURN, WILLIAM L., M.D.

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A patient with fungal splenic abscesses is presented in whom multiple noninvasive diagnostic imaging modalities were available for correlation. Of the five imaging modalities, three (Gallium-67, ultrasound and computed tomography) were diagnostically useful, while two (liver-spleen scan and ln-111 white blood cell scan) were not as useful. This case also stresses the use of repeated studies correlating with clinical impressions to obtain an accurate diagnosis in a potentially lifethreatening condition such as splenic abscess.

From the Divisions of Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound, Department of Radiology, University of California Medical Center, San Diego, California

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