n SA Journal of Radiology - Extramedullary haematopoiesis causing spinal cord compression - : case report

Volume 14, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778


Extramedullary haematopoiesis (EMH) is a rare cause of spinal cord compression. When a patient with a haematological disorder that causes chronic anaemia (particularly thalassaemia) presents with neurological deficits referable to the spine, EMH with paraspinal masses should be considered and imaging planned appropriately.

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