Prassopoulos et al reported an equation for calculating the volume of the spleen in adults. The authors are from the University of Crete.

Population: Greek adults


Imaging studies: CT or MRI



(1) width in cm in any transverse section

(2) length in cm

(3) thickness at the hilum in cm. perpendicular to other axes


volume of the spleen in mL =

= (0.58 * (width) * (length) * (thickness)) + 30


The overall mean weight was 214-215 mL with range from 107 to 342.


The density of the spleen is 1.05 g/mL.


The volume of the spleen on imaging studies may be larger than that seen in the excised specimen.

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