The spleen in Hodgkin disease: diagnostic value of CT

Radiology. 1985 Mar;154(3):753-7. doi: 10.1148/radiology.154.3.3969481.


Findings of CT of the spleen were compared with those of histologic examination in 35 patients who had Hodgkin disease. CT provides a simple way to calculate splenic size. This index is also of value in the assessment of the histologic state of the spleen. An accuracy rate of 91%, specificity of 94%, and a sensitivity of 89% in diagnosing splenic localization of lymphoma was found in this study.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Hodgkin Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hodgkin Disease / pathology
  • Humans
  • Liver / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Organ Size
  • Prospective Studies
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Spleen / diagnostic imaging*
  • Spleen / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*