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Intrathoracic and Pelvic Extramedullary Haematopoiesis in Sickle Cell Disease: A Case Report



Intrathoracic extramedullary haematopoiesis is a rare entity encountered in patients with long standing anaemias such as thalassaemia and congenital spherocytosis. It is rare in patients with homozygous sickle cell disease; only 11 cases of intrathoracic and two cases of pelvic extramedullary haematopoiesis have been documented in the literature. We report the case of a 30-year old man with homozygous sickle cell disease with intrathoracic and pelvic extramedullary haematopoiesis, the first case to be documented from the Caribbean.

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e-Published: 04 Jul, 2013
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