Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2013 Apr;46(2):156-158. 10.5090/kjtcs.2013.46.2.156.

Extramedullary Hematopoiesis at the Posterior Mediastinum in Patient with Hereditary Spherocytosis: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea. ytkim@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

Thoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is a rare disease entity that is usually associated with hematologic disorders, such as myelodysplastic or hemolytic disease. Because thoracic EMH is usually encountered as a mass during radiologic examinations, it should be differentiated from posterior mediastinal neurogenic tumors. Here, the authors report a case of EMH associated with hereditary spherocytosis. The patient underwent a complete excision by thoracoscopic surgery to differentiate it from other mediastinal tumors.

Keyword

Mediastinal neoplasms; Hematopoiesis, extramedullary; Hereditary spherocytosis

MeSH Terms

Hematopoiesis, Extramedullary
Humans
Mediastinal Neoplasms
Mediastinum
Rare Diseases
Spherocytosis, Hereditary
Thoracoscopy
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