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what causes a calcium deposit on the spleen.

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what causes a calcium deposit on the spleen.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 6 years ago.

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Were investigations done such as ultrasound study or CT scan?

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If so can you give me the report {exact words}?

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he had a ct scan done and the doctor who did it said he needs to get it check out soon. he sent the report to his family doctor who told us it was nothing to worry about. no ultrasounds were done


the doctor who did the ct scan was checking his kidneys and found this

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Expert:  Ken replied 6 years ago.

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Expert:  Ken replied 6 years ago.

Please calm down.

Spleninc calcification with no relevant symptoms will not worry me much. There are various causes for calcification or calcium deposits at spleen. They are - post traumatic/ healed infection {TB, fungal, parasitic}/ calcified hematoma/ benign lesions like hemangioma/ phleboliths/ lymphoma {less likely} or spleninic infarction .

having said this I would still keep a follow up on this {may be repeat ultrasound or CT after 1-2 years} to see for any change in imaging features.

Wish him well. God bless