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Intrathoracic extramedullary haematopoiesis
  1. Padmanabhan Arjun1,
  2. Mathew Thomas2
  1. 1 Pulmonology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, India
  2. 2 Hematology and Internal Medicine, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Padmanabhan Arjun, Pulmonology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum 695029, India; dr.p.arjun{at}gmail.com

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A woman from the Middle East, in her fifth decade, known to have beta thalassemia while undergoing routine medical assessment was incidentally detected to have a mass lesion in the right lower zone on chest radiograph (figure 1). On clinical assessment she was found to have hepatosplenomegaly. Respiratory system examination was unremarkable. A CT was done, which revealed the presence of well-defined lobulated soft tissue attenuation masses in …

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  • Contributors MT was responsible for the initial evaluation of the patient. Further workup including CT imaging was done by PA.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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