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Fatal hemothorax due to rupture of an intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoietic nodule.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15075694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis (TEMH) is an unusual but well-described entity, which is typically found in patients who have chronic hemolytic anemias, myelofibrosis, or myeloproliferative disorders. It is seldom symptomatic, rarely fatal. We report a case of a 26-year-old African-American male with a past medical history of sickle cell trait/beta thalassemia who developed multiple intrathoracic nodules of extramedullary hematopoiesis. One of these nodules spontaneously ruptured and produced a fatal hemothorax.
Dennis J Chute; David R Fowler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-12     Completed Date:  2004-06-10     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neuropathology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hematopoiesis, Extramedullary / physiology*
Hemothorax / etiology*,  pathology
Rupture, Spontaneous / pathology
Sickle Cell Trait / physiopathology
beta-Thalassemia / physiopathology

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