Extramedullary haematopoiesis in thalassaemia major causing spinal cord compression

Q. L.L. Chiam, K. K. Lau

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


A 33-year-old, homozygous beta-thalassaemic, Jehovah witness man presented with subacute spinal cord compression secondary to extramedullary haematopoiesis within the thoracic spinal canal. In this case, MRI showed characteristic features of extramedullary haematopoiesis, leading to an early diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-171
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cord compression
  • Extramedullary haematopoiesis
  • Thalassaemia

Cite this