Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 149–151 | Cite as

Scintigraphic diagnosis of intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis in a patient with β-thalassemia

  • Aysun Özdemir
  • Firat Güngör
  • Fatma Tunçdemir
  • Metin Çubuk
  • Binnur Karayalçin
Case Report


We report the scintigraphic diagnosis of intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) in a patient with β-thalassemia. A patient had a mass in the right thoracic paravertebral region on radiography and CT. Bone marrow imaging of the thorax by means of both Tc-99m nanocolloid and phytate demonstrated uptake of the tracer in the mediastinal mass, establishing the diagnosis of EMH.

Key words

extramedullary hematopoiesis bone marrow imaging β-thalassemia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aysun Özdemir
    • 1
  • Firat Güngör
    • 1
  • Fatma Tunçdemir
    • 1
  • Metin Çubuk
    • 2
  • Binnur Karayalçin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineAkdeniz University Faculty of MedicineArapsuyu, AntalyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyAkdeniz University Faculty of MedicineTurkey

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