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Title: Massive hemothorax in a beta-thalassemic patient due to spontaneous rupture of extramedullary hematopoietic masses: Diagnosis and successful treatment
Authors: Prapaporn Pornsuriyasak
Thitiporn Suwatanapongched
Narathip Wangsuppasawad
Montian Ngodngamthaweesuk
Pantep Angchaisuksiri
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Division of Diagnostic Radiology
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Gynecology Harbor-University
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2006
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.
ISSN: 00201324
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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