A 58-year-old female asked:
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my. ct scan shows a "small splenule" what is this?

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Dr. Paul Baez
Dr. Paul Baez answered
20 years experience Radiology
Accessory spleen: A splenule is a small accessory spleen. This is a normal variant and is nothing to worry about.
Answered on Feb 7, 2020
Dr. Bradley Stockmann
16 years experience Radiology
Accessory spleen: A splenule is a small collection of splenic tissue found apart from the main body of the spleen. This is a common finding occurring in 10% of people. Other names for this include supernumerary spleen or splenunculus.
Answered on Feb 7, 2020
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
A normal: anatomic variation, sometimes referred to as "accessory spleen". Nothing of concern.
Answered on Feb 7, 2020

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