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A case of polycythaemia vera presenting with intramuscular chest wall haematoma.
  1. S. Kheterpal,
  2. F. Sayegh,
  3. A. Cader
  1. General Hospital, Birmingham, UK.


    A 40 year old male, previously well, presented with a posterior chest wall haematoma. Computerized tomography and ultrasound showed this to be intramuscular. Haematological indices were consistent with a diagnosis of polycythaemia vera. The haematoma and indices responded to hydroxyurea and venesection. This rare presentation of polycythaemia vera in a young person is described and the haemorrhagic complications of polycythaemia vera discussed.

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