Extramedullary haematopoiesis

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Chronic anemia

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
CT

Bilateral posterior mediastinal masses associated with medullary expansion of the posterior ribs. Spleen is surgically removed from hypersplenism. The liver is hyperdense due to hemosiderin deposition.

Case Discussion

The patient had thalassemia and as a result of this type of anemia his bone marrow expands to compensate for the blood loss.

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Case information

rID: 22381
Case created: 28th Mar 2013
Last edited: 5th Dec 2016
Systems: Chest, Haematology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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