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Adrenal extramedullary hematopoiesis associated with β-thalassemia major.
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PMID:  22826797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The presence of apparently normal hematopoietic tissue outside of bone marrow cavity is defined as extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH). EMH is a rare complication in thalassemia major (TM) and adrenal gland as well. This report describes a case of adrenal EMH in a 26-year-old man with β-TM. He has been transfused with regular blood transfusion since 9 months. During the routine physical examination he was incidentally found to have a hypoechoic mass at his abdominal ultrasonography. Abdominal computed tomography scan revealed a right well-defined suprarenal mass 7.7×7.3×5.8 cm in size. The diagnosis of EMH was confirmed with ultrasonographic-guided fine needle biopsy. Treatment options which include intensified regular blood transfusion and hydroxyurea have been started.
Authors:
Bijan Keikhaei; Ahmad Soltani Shirazi; Mahboob Mohammad Pour
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hematology reports     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2038-8330     ISO Abbreviation:  Hematol Rep     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-24     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101556723     Medline TA:  Hematol Rep     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Ahvaz Jundishapur of Medical Sciences, Research Center for Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathy, Ahvaz, Iran.
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