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August 1982

An Unusual Cause of Cervical Adenopathy: Extramedullary Hematopoiesis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Head and Neck Surgery (Dr Khan) and Pathology (Dr Milley), the Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, and the Departments of Medicine (Dr Spaulding) and Head and Neck Surgery (Drs Spaulding and Marchetta), State University of New York at Buffalo.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(8):523-524. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790560061019

• A painless lateral neck mass in an otherwise healthy 58-year-old man is a frequent diagnostic problem. We have recently seen such a patient with a cervical neck mass whose preoperative evaluation findings were normal. Excisional biopsy revealed a lymph node exhibiting changes compatible with extramedullary hematopoiesis. This becomes an additional unusual cause of enlarged lateral neck nodes.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:523-524)