BACKGROUND: Extramedullary hematopoeisis (EMH) can occur in various physiological and pathologic states. The spleen is the most common site of EMH.
CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case with hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin with extramedullary hematopoiesis presented as cord compression and cytopenia secondary to multi-paraspinal masses.
CONCLUSION: Treatment can be a challenge. Relapse is a possibility.
Katchi, T., Kolandaivel, K., Khattar, P., Farooq, T., Islam, H., & Liu, D. (2016). Extramedullary hematopoiesis presented as cytopenia and massive paraspinal masses leading to cord compression in a patient with hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin. Biomarker Research, 4(1), 17. doi:10.1186/s40364-016-0071-6