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April 1985

Intracranial Extramedullary Hematopoiesis Inducing Epilepsy in a Patient With ß-Thalassemia-Hemoglobin E

Author Affiliations

From the Thalassemia Center, Faculty of Graduate Studies (Dr Fucharoen), and the Departments of Medicine (Dr Wasi and Poungvarin), Radiology (Dr Suthipongchai), Surgery (Dr Ladpli), and Pathology (Dr Sonakul), Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(4):739-742. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360040173037

• Generalized epileptiform seizures developed in a 23-year-old patient with β-thalassemia—hemoglobin E. A computed tomographic scan suggested an intracranial mass. Surgery disclosed an extramedullary hematopoietic mass compressing the brain. Removal of the mass followed by irradiation of the area resulted in disappearance of the convulsions.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:739-742)