Case Report

Extramedullary haematopoeisis causing spinal cord compression

F Ismail, L Huang, Z Lockhat, S Ellemdin, L van der Linde
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 14, No 3 | a472 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v14i3.472 | © 2010 F Ismail, L Huang, Z Lockhat, S Ellemdin, L van der Linde | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2010 | Published: 30 August 2010

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F Ismail, University of Pretoria
L Huang, University of Pretoria
Z Lockhat, University of Pretoria
S Ellemdin, University of Pretoria
L van der Linde, University of Pretoria

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Abstract

Extramedullary haematopoeisis (EMH) is a rare cause of spinal cord compression. However, in a patient with a haematological disorder and in particular thalassaemia, EMH with paraspinal masses should be considered and imaging planned appropriately.

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Haematology, CT. MRI, Haematopoeisis, X-rays

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