Ultrasound of the spleen

What diseases can be diagnosed?

Ultrasound examination of the spleen is an informative examination of the organ, which is located in the left hypochondrium and acts as a filter, contributes to the formation of immunity, it accumulates iron (which is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin) and is the so-called blood reservoir. Ultrasound diagnostics is safe, has no contraindications and detects:

  • increase in size, change in shape and location;
  • presence of concretions, cysts, and neoplasms;
  • hematological diseases.


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When should you undergo ultrasound of the spleen?

It is advisable to undergo the examination in the following cases:

  • in case of injuries and bruises;
  • in case of abnormalities as a result of a blood test (hemoglobin, white blood cells);
  • pain or discomfort in the left hypochondrium;
  • signs of anemia (dizziness, pale skin, etc.).

How does the spleen ultrasound procedure work?

For better visualization of the organ, the examination requires special preparation: 1-3 days before the examination, it is necessary to refuse foods that cause excessive gas formation and to do the examination on an empty stomach (or 3-4 hours after the last meal). Without preparation, it is carried out in case of emergency.

For examination, the patient lies down on his/her back or right side with his/her left hand behind his/her head, and the skin is smeared with a special gel. It is carried out using an ultrasonic sensor. The examination does not cause pain or discomfort, lasts 15-20 minutes.