Archive for the 'Thalassemia Intermedia' Category

13 Mar

Massive Hemothorax Due to Intrathoracic Extramedullary Hematopoiesis in a Patient With Thalassemia Intermedia: Conclusion

Bone erosion and sclerosis occur in about 50 percent of patients with neurogenic tumors and lobulation is not seen. In addition, enhanced visualization of the masses on postcontrast computerized tomography supports the diagnosis of intrathoracic extra-medullary hematopoiesis as demonstrated in our case. Although invasive diagnostic procedures, including thoracotomy and aspiration needle biopsy, have been used, […]

12 Mar

Massive Hemothorax Due to Intrathoracic Extramedullary Hematopoiesis in a Patient With Thalassemia Intermedia: Discussion

Intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis is a rare condition and is usually asymptomatic. Verani et al reviewed the literature in 1983 and collected 55 cases. With the exception of one patient who had dyspnea relieved with resection of an intrathoracic mass of erythropoietic tissue, the only previously reported complications have been due to spinal cord compression. Luyendijk […]

01 Mar

Massive Hemothorax Due to Intrathoracic Extramedullary Hematopoiesis in a Patient With Thalassemia Intermedia: Case Report

On the morning of admission she awoke with the sudden onset of left pleuritic chest pain radiating to her left shoulder, weakness, and rapidly increasing dyspnea. She later recalled that her husbands arm had struck her chest when he turned over in his sleep the night before. On admission the blood pressure was 90/60 mm […]

25 Feb

Massive Hemothorax Due to Intrathoracic Extramedullary Hematopoiesis in a Patient With Thalassemia Intermedia

Massive extramedullary erythropoeisis is an unusual phenomenon, most frequently observed as a response to the intense intramedullary hemolysis associated with the homozygous β-thalassemias and related conditions, such as hemoglobin E-thalassemia. The subset of such patients who do not require transfusion (thalassemia intermedia, or mild thalassemia) is most likely to display this phenomenon, since their erythropoeisis […]

© 2008 HIV/AIDS News & Information