Case 39-2008: A 51-year-old woman with splenomegaly and anemia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone
  • Spleen
  • Splenic Neoplasms
  • Splenomegaly

abstract

  • A 51-year-old woman was admitted to this hospital because of anemia and splenomegaly. Fatigue, night sweats, leg swelling, dyspnea on exertion, and early satiety had begun 2 months earlier. Examination and imaging studies disclosed a massively enlarged spleen, extending below the pelvic brim, with slightly enlarged intraabdominal lymph nodes; an IgM paraprotein was present in the serum, and the partial-thromboplastin time was prolonged. A diagnostic procedure was performed. Copyright © 2008 Massachusetts Medical Society.

publication date

  • December 18, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJMcpc0806981

PubMed ID

  • 19092156

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2707

end page

  • 18

volume

  • 359

number

  • 25