CT and MR findings in extramedullary haematopoiesis with biliary system encasement: A case report

Alfredo La Fianza, Giulia van der Byl, Gloria Maccabelli, Lorella Torretta, Fabrizio Calliada

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Abstract

Extramedullary haematopoiesis is the production of blood elements outside the bone marrow cavity. In our case computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed the presence of a rare localization of extramedullary haematopoiesis with encasement of the biliary system in a 59 years-old male Caucasian patient, with chronic myelofibrosis and hepatic failure's symptomatology. Computed tomography detected the presence of homogeneous hypodense tissue around intra-hepatic bile ducts with minimal contrast enhancement, strongly suggestive for extramedullary haematopoiesis. Magnetic resonance confirmed the presence of a solid tissue surrounding the biliary tree, showing late enhancement after gadolinium administration suggestive for non-active lesion of extramedullary haematopoiesis. Final diagnosis was established by percutaneous biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Volume4
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Extramedullary Hematopoiesis
Biliary Tract
Tomography
Common Hepatic Duct
Primary Myelofibrosis
Liver Failure
Gadolinium
Bile Ducts
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Bone Marrow
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Biopsy

Keywords

  • Biliary system
  • Computed tomography
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Extramedullary haematopoiesis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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CT and MR findings in extramedullary haematopoiesis with biliary system encasement : A case report. / La Fianza, Alfredo; van der Byl, Giulia; Maccabelli, Gloria; Torretta, Lorella; Calliada, Fabrizio.

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