Extramedullary hematopoiesis mimicking metastatic lung carcinoma Journal Article


Authors: Hsu, F. I.; Filippa, D. A.; Castro-Malaspina, H.; Downey, R. J.
Article Title: Extramedullary hematopoiesis mimicking metastatic lung carcinoma
Abstract: Extramedullary hematopoiesis is a rare condition defined as the appearance of hematopoietic elements outside of the bone marrow, which occurs primarily in patients with chronic myeloproliferative disorders or congenital hemolytic anemias. We report a patient who presented with a left lower lobe lung carcinoma and right paravertebral and left pleural masses, initially thought most consistent radiographically with inoperable metastatic disease, until biopsies of the paravertebral and pleural masses established the presence of extramedullary hematopoiesis. The left lower lobe neoplasm was subsequently resected uneventfully.
Keywords: adult; middle aged; case report; conference paper; adenocarcinoma; computer assisted tomography; diagnosis, differential; lung neoplasms; biopsy; lung; lung carcinoma; pleura tumor; thorax radiography; cancer classification; mediastinoscopy; thoracoscopy; hemoptysis; extramedullary hematopoiesis; humans; human; female; priority journal; hematopoiesis, extramedullary
Journal Title: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume: 66
Issue: 4
ISSN: 0003-4975
Publisher: Elsevier Science, Inc.  
Date Published: 1998-10-01
Start Page: 1411
End Page: 1413
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/s0003-4975(98)00785-1
PUBMED: 9800847
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Conference Paper -- Export Date: 12 December 2016 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Robert J Downey
    202 Downey
  2. Daniel A Filippa
    99 Filippa