MR of extramedullary hematopoiesis causing cord compression in beta-thalassemia.

  title={MR of extramedullary hematopoiesis causing cord compression in beta-thalassemia.},
  author={Peter Kalina and M. M. Hillstrom},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={13 5},
A 30-year-old woman presented with back pain, weakness and numbness in both lower extremities, and difficulty initiating voiding. The patient was diagnosed at age 3 with beta-thalassemia intermedia. Physical examination revealed frontal bossing, a prominent mandible, T 4-level tenderness, decreased strength, light touch, pin prick and temperature in both lower extremities, abdomen and back with a T7-T9 level , and decreased vibratory and position sense in both toes. Bilirubin was 2.3/0.3 mg… CONTINUE READING


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