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Spinal cord compression due to intrathoracic extramedullary haematopoiesis in homozygous thalassaemia.
  1. A W Ibrahim,
  2. E M Ibrahim,
  3. N M Mitry,
  4. A Abdul-Satir,
  5. A Kuppa


    A rare condition of massive intrathoracic extramedullary haematopoiesis causing spinal cord compression is presented in a 17-year-old Saudi male. Both clinical and laboratory findings, together with the computed tomographic evaluation of the lesion are described. Partial surgical resection as an alternative to radiotherapy has resulted in a dramatic response.

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