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Anatomy Research International
Volume 2011, Article ID 707325, 5 pages
Research Article

Standard Splenic Volume Estimation in North Indian Adult Population: Using 3D Reconstruction of Abdominal CT Scan Images

1Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, New Delhi 110062, India
2Department of Anatomy, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh, India
3TMMC and RC, Moradabad 244001, India
4KGMU, Lucknow 226003, India
5RMCH, Bareilly 243006, India

Received 5 October 2010; Revised 19 December 2010; Accepted 27 December 2010

Academic Editor: Ayhan Comert

Copyright © 2011 Adil Asghar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A prospective study was carried out to establish normative data for splenic dimensions in North Indian population and their correlation with physical standard on abdominal CT of 21 patients aged between 20 and 70 years having no splenic disorders. Splenic volume was measured by two methods—volume and surface rendering technique of Able 3D doctor software and prolate ellipsoid formula. Volumes measured by both the techniques were correlated with their physical standards. Mean splenic volume was  cm3 and range 45.7–271.46 cm3. The volume of spleen had linear correlation with body height ( , ). Splenic volume (cm3) = 7 × height (cm) − 961 can be used to generate normal standard volume of spleen as a function of body height in North Indian population (with 95% confidence interval). This formula can be used to objectively measure the size of the spleen in adults who have clinically suspected splenomegaly.