Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64--66

Extramedullary paraspinal hematopoiesis in hereditary spherocytosis


P Gogia, R Goel, S Nayar 
 Department of Pulmonology, Jaipur Golden Hospital, New Delhi, India

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P Gogia
J-6/27 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi - 110 027
India

Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is a common inherited hemolytic anemia due to red cell membrane defects. Extramedullary hematopoiesis is a compensatory response to insufficient bone marrow blood cell production. The preferred sites of extramedullary hematopoietic involvement are the spleen, liver and lymph nodes; but in HS, the posterior paravertebral mediastinum is also commonly involved. We report a case of a 50-year-old male who presented to us in respiratory distress and with bilateral paravertebral posterior mediastinal masses, which on trucut biopsy were found to be extra-hematopoietic masses; and the patient was found to have hereditary spherocytosis.


How to cite this article:
Gogia P, Goel R, Nayar S. Extramedullary paraspinal hematopoiesis in hereditary spherocytosis.Ann Thorac Med 2008;3:64-66


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Gogia P, Goel R, Nayar S. Extramedullary paraspinal hematopoiesis in hereditary spherocytosis. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];3:64-66
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