Paraspinal and Presacral Extramedullary Hematopoiesis: A Rare Manifestation of Polycythemia Vera

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Kaleem Ahmad 1 , * , Sajid Ansari 1 , Roshan Koirala 2 , Meenu Agarwal 3 , Shatdal Chaudhary 4

1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Nobel Medical College, Nepal

3 Department of Pathology, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

4 Department of Medicine, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

How to Cite: Ahmad K, Ansari S, Koirala R, Agarwal M, Chaudhary S. Paraspinal and Presacral Extramedullary Hematopoiesis: A Rare Manifestation of Polycythemia Vera, Iran J Radiol. Online ahead of Print ; 10(3):164-168. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.4297.

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Iranian Journal of Radiology: 10 (3); 164-168
Published Online: August 29, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: March 20, 2011
Accepted: June 19, 2012
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Abstract

Extramedullary hematopoiesis is characterized by the presence of hematopoietic tissue outside the bone marrow. Extrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis is a rare and usually asymptomatic condition. We report a case of a 38-year-old female with paraspinal and presacral extramedullary hematopoiesis with polycythemia vera. Clinical and laboratory evaluation, along with radiological and histopathological findings are described. The diagnosis of the disease was confirmed by CT-guided biopsy. Review of literature is presented.

Keywords

Hematopoiesis Extramedullary Polycythemia Vera

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