Neuroradiology

, Volume 39, Issue 10, pp 733–736 | Cite as

Imaging of spinal cord compression due to thoracic extramedullary haematopoiesis in myelofibrosis

  • A. Guermazi
  • Y. Miaux
  • J. Chiras
DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY

Abstract

We describe a case of spinal cord compression secondary to extramedullary haematopoiesis in a patient with primary myelofibrosis. We show that MRI should be the procedure of choice for patients suspected of this condition. Furthermore, it could be of value for assessing the extent of cord compression, planning radiotherapy and for follow-up.

Key words Spinal cord compression Extramedullary haematopoiesis Myelofibrosis Magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Guermazi
    • 1
  • Y. Miaux
    • 1
  • J. Chiras
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroradiology “Charcot”, Salpétrière Hospital, 47-83 boulevard de l'hôpital, F-75013 Paris, FranceFR

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