Extra-medullary haematopoiesis: a pictorial review of its typical and atypical locations.

@article{Sohawon2012ExtramedullaryHA,
  title={Extra-medullary haematopoiesis: a pictorial review of its typical and atypical locations.},
  author={Dharamraj Sohawon and Kenneth Kwok-Pan Lau and Theodore K. Lau and Donald K. Bowden},
  journal={Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={538-44}
}
Extra-medullary haematopoiesis (EMH) occurs in many haematological disorders and is secondary to insufficient bone marrow function or ineffective erythropoiesis. It usually presents as haematopoietic masses in several typical and atypical body locations. This pictorial review briefly discusses the common EMH locations encountered in clinical practice, including the liver, spleen, lymph nodes and paravertebral regions. Unusual presentation as focal hepatic and splenic masses is also discussed… CONTINUE READING