This 50 year-old adult male suffered from iron overload due to repetitive blood transfusions for HbSS sickle cell anemia. Computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen revealed high attenuation and massive enlargement of the liver consistent with hemochromatosis. A normal liver and spleen is included for comparison (inset). Splenic calcification is also noted, a rare finding in sickle cell anemia.
Creelan, MD, Benjamin
The Medicine Forum:
Vol. 9, Article 18.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol9/iss1/18