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J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 May 1;8:120. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-8-120.

Extramedullary haematopoiesis presented as intrathoracic tumour in a patient with alpha-thalassaemia.

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Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str, 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany. Bobylev.Dmitry@mh-hannover.de

Abstract

The authors report a case of extramedullary haematopoiesis (EMH) presenting as an intrathoracic tumour in a patient with alpha-thalassaemia. CT scan and MRI of the chest were obtained and followed by tumour excision. Compared to beta-thalassaemia, only two cases of EMH in patients with alpha-thalassaemia have been described in the literature. A possible reason for this disparity is discussed.

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23634834
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PMC3654952
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10.1186/1749-8090-8-120
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