W. D. COVENTRY, M.D.; R. H. LABREE, M.D.
A review of several large series of patients with mediastinal tumors1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 has failed to reveal a single instance of heterotopic bone marrow. As these tumors can grow to a size easily visible on the x-ray film, and as no previous descriptions have been found in the American literature, we report a case recently studied.
Intrathoracic tumors of bone marrow are found only in adults with hemolytic disease of long duration. They tend to increase in size as the hemolytic process continues with advancing age. Most of the well documented cases have been associated with acholuric
COVENTRY WD, LABREE RH. HETEROTOPIA OF BONE MARROW SIMULATING MEDIASTINAL TUMOR: A MANIFESTATION OF CHRONIC HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA IN ADULTS1. Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:1042–1052. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-5-1042
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(5):1042-1052.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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