Extramedullary Hematopoiesis

Epidemiology

  • Occurs in patients with chronic anemia

Physiology

  • Extramedullary hematopoiesis of the pleura

Clinical Presentations

  • Pleural Effusion (see [[Pleural Effusion-Exudate]], [[Pleural Effusion-Bloody Effusion]], and [[Pleural Effusion-Hemothorax]])
    • Typically bloody and contains granulocytic and erythroid progenitors and megakaryocytes

Treatment

  • Low-dose XRT: may be required

References

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