Spinal cord compression by extramedullary hematopoietic tissue in a thalassemic patient: prompt effect of radiotherapy.

D. Russo, S. Pileri, E. Barbieri, G. Bandini, A. Zaccaria, D. Benfenati, B. Bernardi, C. Trevisan, M. Busacca, L. Babini

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Abstract

As described in the literature, spinal cord compression by extramedullary hematopoietic tissue rarely occurs in thalassemic patients. Laminectomy and/or radiotherapy are the main approaches. We report on a patient with thalassemia intermedia who developed paralysis of both lower extremities due to the compression of the spinal cord by extramedullary hematopoietic tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-498
Number of pages4
JournalHaematologica
Volume74
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1989

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  • Hematology

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    Russo, D., Pileri, S., Barbieri, E., Bandini, G., Zaccaria, A., Benfenati, D., Bernardi, B., Trevisan, C., Busacca, M., & Babini, L. (1989). Spinal cord compression by extramedullary hematopoietic tissue in a thalassemic patient: prompt effect of radiotherapy. Haematologica, 74(5), 495-498.