Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Page: 1-4
Estimation of Splenic Volume in Sudanese Adult Population Using Abdominal Computed Tomography Scan
Ahmed F. Musa, College of Medical Radiologic Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
Doha Abdo M. Abdo, College of Medical Radiologic Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
Mogahid M. A. Zidan, Medical Imaging Technology Department, Al-Ghad International College for Applied Medical Science, Asser, KSA; Radiological Science and Nuclear Medicine College, the National Ribat University, Khartoum, Sudan
Wadah M. Ali, Radiological Science and Nuclear Medicine College, the National Ribat University, Khartoum, Sudan; Medical Imaging Department, College of Allied Medical Science, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE
Shazaly N. Khojaly, College of Medical Radiologic Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan; Medical Imaging Technology Department, Al-Ghad International College for Applied Medical Science, Asser, KSA
Received: Dec. 20, 2016;       Accepted: Feb. 3, 2017;       Published: Mar. 2, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20170501.11      View  1451      Downloads  71
Abstract
Spleen is enlarged in a variety of clinical conditions including infectious, infiltrative, immunologic and malignant states. Evaluation of splenic size is important in every physical examination of the abdomen by a physician. The accurate diagnosis of splenic enlargement is a matter of considerable importance as it is a useful guide for arriving at a diagnosis of the disease. It is therefore of utmost importance to resort to a mechanism that will give us an accurate estimation of the size of spleen. Objectives: of this work was to Estimation of Standard Splenic Volume in Sudanese Adult Population Using Abdominal CT scan and compare it with the published data. Methods: 110 CT scans of consecutive adult patients (55 male and 55 female) aged between 20 - 80 years, having no splenic disorders, The patient’s body weight and height were recorded at the time of the Computed tomography (CT) examination. The volume of spleen was calculated manually by using the standard clinical prolate ellipsoid formula. Results: The average splenic volume of the all population was 165.5 ± 23 cm3. The average splenic volume in adult males was 182.4 ± 25.8 cm3 and that in adult females 148.5± 37.9 cm3. Conclusions: These results provide normative data for evaluating patients with splenomegaly.
Keywords
Splenomegaly, Spleen, Computed Tomography, Reconstruction Index
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Ahmed F. Musa, Doha Abdo M. Abdo, Mogahid M. A. Zidan, Wadah M. Ali, Shazaly N. Khojaly, Estimation of Splenic Volume in Sudanese Adult Population Using Abdominal Computed Tomography Scan, International Journal of Medical Imaging. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20170501.11
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