NORMAL SIZE AND VALUES IN ADULT POPULATION IN THE WESTERN REGION OF SAUDI ARABIA: SPLEEN
Dalia Abdullah Alhazmi*, Orjuwan Abdulbari Mazi*, Alaa Mohammed Alsulami*, Ahmed H. Abduljabbar**, Mohammad Wazzam**
Background: The spleen is the main part of the human immune system, composed of lymphatic tissues, there is a wide range of disorders and disease may affect the size of the spleen. This study aims to assess the normal range of spleen size in the population of Jeddah, western area, Saudi Arabia. Method: This retrospective study targeted Saudi adults with normal spleen admitted to King Abdulaziz University Hospital from August to October 2016. The data were collected using a data collection sheet that includes a patient’s profile number, age, gender, and spleen size in axial, sagittal and coronal views. Result: The mean age score was 38.5±17.2 (range: 18-95), of which 199 (43.4%) were male and 260 (56.6%) female. The mean scores of spleen coronal, sagittal, axial views and the spleen volume were 94.8±16.1, 86.3±17.7, 97.2±20.0 and 445.1±238.6 respectively, Conclusion: Determination of pathologic changes in spleen size among adult patients requires knowing the normal range of dimensions for this organ in healthy adults.
Keywords: Spleen size, computed tomography, spleen coronal, sagittal and axial views.
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