Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Gastrointestinal

  • Etiology: repeated autoinfarctions
  • Imaging: from splenomegaly to very small spleen or autosplenectomy, gallstones
  • MRI: On T2WI liver is hypointense (dark), spleen is hypointense (dark) and shrunken in size

Radiology Cases of Sickle Cell Disease Gastrointestinal

AXR and CT of cholelithiasis due to sickle cell disease
AXR AP (left) shows faint calcifications in the right upper quadrant, just beneath the tip of the 12th rib and at the level of the L2 vertebral body which are better demonstrated on the coronal CT without contrast of the abdomen which demonstrates 5 calcifications within the gallbladder.