Extramedullary haemopoiesis in a thalassemia major patient

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


CT performed due to clinical concerns over a lung mass

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Splenectomy, high attenuation liver (iron overload) and coarse bones - all part of the underlying thalassemia major.

Bulbous rib ends.

Paraspinal and rib related masses of extramedullary haemopoiesis.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates an array of findings of a thalassemia major patient.

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