MRI features of epidural extramedullary hematopoiesis

Ibrahim A. Alorainy*, Abdullah R. Al-Asmi, Raquel Del Carpio

*Corresponding author for this work

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A case of β-thalassemia intermedia with spinal cord compression due to extramedullary hematopoiesis, which was successfully treated by blood transfusion, is presented. Emphasis was made on the MRI appearance of extramedullary hematopoiesis on different pulse sequences. The theories that aimed to explain the involvement of the epidural space by extramedullary hematopoiesis are discussed. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-11
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Extramedullary hematopoiesis
  • MRI
  • β-Thalassemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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