Gamna-gandy bodies of the spleen depicted by unenhanced CT: report of two cases

Radiat Med. 1998 Nov-Dec;16(6):473-6.

Abstract

We report two cases of Gamna-Gandy bodies (GGB) of the spleen, confirmed by MRI, in which unenhanced CT depicted multiple faint high-attenuation spots in the spleens. These spots were considered to represent the calcifications in GGB. CT and MRI reflect the different compositions of GGB. In a very limited number of patients with portal hypertension, unenhanced CT may detect GGB, and this entity should be included in the differential diagnosis of calcified foci of the spleen.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Calcinosis / complications
  • Calcinosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Calcinosis / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / complications
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fibrosis / complications
  • Fibrosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Fibrosis / pathology
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Portal / complications
  • Liver Neoplasms / complications
  • Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Siderosis / complications
  • Siderosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Siderosis / pathology
  • Splenic Diseases / complications
  • Splenic Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Splenic Diseases / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*