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Liver-Spleen Scan

Alternate Names : Liver Scan, Spleen Scan, Liver Scintigraphy, Radioisotope Liver Scan, Radionuclide Liver Scan, Hepatic Scintigraphy

Liver-Spleen Scan | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

A normal test will show a normal size, position, and appearance of the liver and spleen. Abnormal results from this test may indicate:

  • malfunction of the liver
  • a lesion in the liver or spleen, such as a collection of pus or blood, or a tumor
  • more than one spleen or absence of the spleen
  • a certain type of benign, or noncancerous, tumor called focal nodular hyperplasia

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    Author: James Compton, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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