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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 96-99

Compressive myelopathy – An unusual presentation of extramedullary hematopoiesis in a known patient of thalassemia major


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
3 Department of General Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rajesh Nair
Department of Neurosurgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_97_20

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Thalassemia presenting with compressive myelopathy secondary to extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is rare. We report the rare case of spinal EMH with dorsal cord compression and myelopathy in a 28-year-old male with inadequately transfused beta thalassemia major who presented with paraparesis and acute sphincter disturbance.


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