Scintigraphic demonstration of splenosis

Clin Nucl Med. 1986 Mar;11(3):161-4. doi: 10.1097/00003072-198603000-00006.


A case of splenosis, or the autotransplantation of splenic tissue following trauma, was encountered unexpectedly on a routine liver scan performed in the workup of alcoholic liver disease. Confirmatory scintigraphic images using Tc-99m labeled, heat-damaged, autologous erythrocytes are presented with CT scans of the abdomen.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Choristoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Erythrocytes
  • Female
  • Hot Temperature
  • Humans
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Spleen*
  • Technetium
  • Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid


  • Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid
  • Technetium