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A 68-year-old man with polycythemia rubra vera developed gradually progressive paraparesis followed by an acute, painless paraplegia. Extradural thoracic spinal cord compression was found to be secondary to extramedullary hematopoiesis (EH). The neurological complications of EH are reviewed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1002/ana.410070115

Type

Journal article

Journal

Ann Neurol

Publication Date

01/1980

Volume

7

Pages

81 - 84

Keywords

Aged, Humans, Polycythemia Vera, Primary Myelofibrosis, Spinal Cord Compression