Haemophilic pseudotumor

Case contributed by Dr Sinéad Culleton


Haemophilia A presented with abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Partially calcified and expansile lesion within the left iliac crest involving the overlying iliopsoas muscle due to a hemophiliac pseudotumor.

Case Discussion

Hemophilic pseudotumor is uncommon and usually seen in severe cases of hemophilia. They form as a result of multiple episodes of hemorrhage into bones or soft tissue spaces. Compression of local structures can cause pain. Extraosseous lesions are associated with increased soft tissue swelling. Intraosseous lesions can result in pathological fractures 1.

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Case information

rID: 40635
Published: 28th Oct 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Haematology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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