Radiology Question for the Week of September 11, 2023


What is splenoportography?


Introduction of radiopaque material via direct puncture into the spleen to obtain radiographic visualization of the splenic and main portal veins of the portal circulation to evaluate the status of the splenic or portal venous system when they can’t be seen/studied with other exams such as the venous phase of a celiac or splenic angiogram. The most prevalent reason for doing this study is to assess for thrombosis of the splenic vein or portal vein.


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