Extramedullary hematopoiesis presenting as a focal splenic mass: Case report Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hematopoiesis, Extramedullary
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Spleen

abstract

  • We report the ultrasound, computed tomographic, and magnetic resonance imaging findings in a case of extramedullary hematopoiesis presenting as a focal splenic mass in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome. Ultrasound demonstrated a well-circumscribed hyperechoic mass, whereas computed tomography showed a heterogeneous mass better visualized after administration of intravenous contrast. On magnetic resonance imaging, the lesion was hypointense to the spleen on T1-weighted images, with increased signal on T2-weighted images, and demonstrated enhancement after intravenous contrast administration. Extramedullary hematopoiesis should be considered in the differential diagnosis for a splenic mass in any patient with a hematologic disorder.

publication date

  • November 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00261-003-0164-1

PubMed ID

  • 15162237

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 710

end page

  • 2

volume

  • 29

number

  • 6