A case report of a rare omental extramedullary hematopoiesis in an adult: 'an idiopathic finding'.

Journal Article

This is a case of a 62-year-old female, known to have multiple medical problems, who presented to her primary care physician with an intermittent abdominal pain and discomfort for a few months. The initial work-up showed mild leucocytosis and a small mass in the omentum. Given that the most concerning differential diagnosis was malignancy, the patient was referred to oncology, where biopsy of the mass showed omentum extramedullary hematopoiesis. The differential diagnosis was wide; however, a repeat computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis did show persistence of the omental mass. After ruling out any possible causes, including myelofibrosis, with a normal bone marrow, her extramedullary hematopoiesis was deemed of unknown origin and with no clear explanation. Therefore, the patient was diagnosed with a rare adult idiopathic omental extramedullary hematopoiesis that was stable over time.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Haykal, T; Yelangi, A; Pandit, T; Bachuwa, G; Azher, Q

Published Date

  • December 31, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2019 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 524 - 526

PubMed ID

  • 31908828

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6937451

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2053-8855

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2053-8855

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/omcr/omz131


  • eng