Spinal cord compression due to epidural extramedullary haematopoiesis in thalassaemia: MRI


AYDINGÖZ Ü. , Oto A., Cila A.

NEURORADIOLOGY, cilt.39, sa.12, ss.870-872, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s002340050524
  • Dergi Adı: NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.870-872

Özet

Spinal epidural extramedullary haematopoiesis is very rare in thalassaemia. A 27-year-old man with thalassaemia intermedia presented with symptoms and signs of spinal cord compression. MRI showed a thoracic spinal epidural mass, representing extramedullary haematopoietic tissue? compressing the spinal cord. Following radiotherapy, serial MRI revealed regression of the epidural mass and gradual resolution of spinal cord oedema.