Extramedullary hematopoiesis

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Chronic anemia.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male


Bilateral posterior mediastinal masses associated with medullary expansion of the posterior ribs. The 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
Published: 2nd Dec 2016
Last edited: 22nd Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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