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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 159-162

Extramedullary hematopoiesis presenting as a solitary renal mass and mimicking a malignant tumor: A rare case report

1 Department of Pathology, Sheri-kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Urology, Sheri-kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Basharat Mubeen
Department of Pathology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir - 190 011
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.123035

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Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is the development of hematopoietic tissue outside the bone marrow and it most often occurs in the liver and spleen. Renal EMH is quite rare, and there are very few case reports concerning the kidney. We describe a case diagnosed with congenital dyserythropoetic anemia presenting with a solitary renal mass with splenomegaly. CECT showed a heterogeneously enhancing mass lesion suggestive of renal neoplasm. Microscopic examination revealed features of extramedullary hematopoiesis. We intend to present this case because of the rarity of EMH in kidney and to emphasize that its possibility should be kept in mind in any case of solitary renal mass, especially in those patients suffering from chronic hematological disorders.

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