Chapter 11

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  1. A splenoma is also known as __.
    a hamartoma
  2. a spleen that has migrated from its normal location is termed __.
    wandering spleen
  3. Advanced splenic atrophy is often referred to as __.
  4. An identifying feature of sickle cell anemia is __.
    a change in the RBC shape from oval to sickle shape
  5. The normal sono texture of the spleen is:
    homogeneous with internal echoes equal to or less echogenic than those of the liver
  6. Splenic cysts are not caused by __.
  7. Splenic cases that involve hepatosplenic candidiasis have a distinctive pattern of __.
    the Wheels within wheels sign
  8. In children with sickle cell anemia , the spleen is initially __.
  9. The various causes of splenomegaly do not include___.
  10. Estelle Pickens has a medical history of melanoma on her left ear. It has been medically managed for the past 8 months, but now, Ms. Pickens comes in for her annual physical exam and reports she has been feeling fatigues, but otherwise healthy. She denies any fever, nausea/vomiting, or excessive weight changes. The sono reveals 3 small hypoechoic circular structures in the splenic parenchyma with increased vascular flow. The most likely diagnosis would be:
  11. Identify three glands that are part of the reticuloendothelial system.
    liver, thymus, spleen
  12. In the adult, splenomegaly is diagnosed when the length of the spleen exceeds:
  13. What is a diffuse splenic disorder that greatly affects the pediatric population and is also known as non lipid reticuloendotheliosis
    letter-siwe disease
  14. a patient with an accessory spleen will most likely present with which of the following symptoms?
    no symptoms
  15. The major function of the adult spleen is:
    to filter the peripheral blood
  16. All of the following are benign splenic tumors. Identify the one that does not fit the benign category
  17. If a sono is scanning the splenic vein in a trv plane at the pancreatic mid-body, in which direction does the transducer need to be moved to see the aortic bifurcation?
  18. The spleen is not affected by metastases from the __.
  19. A systemic disease of the spleen, __, involves the distribution and involvement of amyloid
  20. Thalassemia, a type of hemoglobinopathy, differs from the other types because an abnormal form of __is present.
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