Paraspinal extramedullary haematopoesis

Case contributed by Dr Abraão Kupske


Chest pain with a history of thalassemia.

Patient Data

Age: adult

Paraspinal (posterior mediastinal) masses in the mid and lower region. Broadened ribs and both clavicles. 

Case Discussion

Mediastinal masses are compatible with extramedullary hematopoiesis in this pacient with thalassemia.

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