Seurat spleen

Seurat spleen2017-07-03T21:11:08+00:00

Seurat spleen

seurat sunday afternoon image from New Medical Terms

Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon


Definition A rarely evoked sign referring to the punctate pattern of extravasation of radiocontrast seen after blunt trauma to the spleen, which has been fancifully likened to Seurat’s style of painting.


seurat_spleenComment The term derives its name from pointillism, the painting technique devised by the French neo-impressionist, Georges Seurat–1859-1891 who used tiny dots of pure colour.  

Synonym Blunt spleen trauma



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