• Paraplegia developed in a 70-year-old man with a 15-year history of polycythemia rubra vera and a two-year history of myelofibrosis, due to extensive epidural involvement by extramedullary hematopoiesis. Early diagnosis and aggressive therapy is essential if permanent paralysis is to be avoided.
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