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|Title:||Massive hemothorax in a beta-thalassemic patient due to spontaneous rupture of extramedullary hematopoietic masses: Diagnosis and successful treatment|
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Division of Diagnostic Radiology
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
|Citation:||Respiratory Care. Vol.51, No.3 (2006), 272-276|
|Abstract:||Intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis is an unusual but well-described entity. The condition is typically found in patients who have chronic hemolytic anemias, especially thalassemia. We report a case of a 38-year-old man with underlying beta thalassemia/hemoglobin E who developed intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis. The hematopoietic masses spontaneously ruptured, resulting in massive hemothorax. The condition was confirmed by video-assisted thoracoscopy and successfully treated with surgery, hydroxyurea, and radiation. © 2006 Daedalus Enterprises.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2006-2010|
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