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Case report
Rare case of focal mass like perirenal extramedullary haematopoiesis in a renal transplant recipient
  1. Hira Lal1,
  2. Priyank Yadav2,
  3. Mousam Dey1 and
  4. Manoj Jain3
  1. 1Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  3. 3Department of Pathology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hira Lal; hiralal2007{at}yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Extramedullary haematopoiesis (EMH) is a physiological process of formation of blood cells outside the bone marrow in response to insufficient production or excessive destruction of blood cells. Most common sites of EMH are liver, spleen, lymph nodes, kidney and paraspinal regions. In this report, we have described a rare case of focal EMH which presented as a mass adjacent to the renal allograft. Imaging characteristics favoured a benign aetiology with MRI signals suggesting the presence of blood and fatty components. The final diagnosis of EMH was made by aspiration cytology and an unnecessary surgery was thus avoided.

  • renal transplantation
  • haematology (incl blood transfusion)
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Footnotes

  • Contributors HL conceived the manuscript and was involved in radiology imaging and ultrasound-guided FNAC. MD and PY prepared the manuscript. MJ reviewed the manuscript and provided the cytopathology images. All the authors reviewed the manuscript before submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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