EURORAD ESR

Case 2465

Extramedullary haematopoiesis

Author(s)
Anoop U, van Delden OM, van Beek EJR
 
Patient
female, 51 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Chest radiographs: a) PA view and b) lateral view.
     

    A plain chest radiograph (PA view) at the time of admission demonstrating demonstrating double contours with widening of the paraspinal lines indicating masses. The heart configuration appears enlarged, but the heart...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Chest radiography: a) PA view and b) lateral view.;

    A lateral chest radiograph demonstrating the paravertebral extent of the soft tissue masses.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Chest radiography: a) PA view and b) lateral view.;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Unenhanced CT images at the level of the lower thorax (a) and the upper abdomen (b)
     

    An axial CT image of the lower thorax demonstrating extensive soft tissue masses in a paravertebral position. Small pleural effusions are also present.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Unenhanced CT at the level of the lower thorax (a) and upper abdomen (b);

    An axial CT image of the upper abdomen demonstrating a mass in the right adrenal. The high attenuation of the liver and the spleen is striking, as is the low attenuation of the abdominal aorta.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Unenhanced CT at the level of the lower thorax (a) and upper abdomen (b);
     
     
A plain chest radiograph (PA view) at the time of admission demonstrating demonstrating double contours with widening of the paraspinal lines indicating masses. The heart configuration appears enlarged, but the heart itself is actually within normal limits (in this case).
 
A lateral chest radiograph demonstrating the paravertebral extent of the soft tissue masses.
 
An axial CT image of the lower thorax demonstrating extensive soft tissue masses in a paravertebral position. Small pleural effusions are also present.
 
An axial CT image of the upper abdomen demonstrating a mass in the right adrenal. The high attenuation of the liver and the spleen is striking, as is the low attenuation of the abdominal aorta.
 
 
 
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