Myocardial extramedullary hematopoiesis following myocardial infarction

Edith F. Marley, Helen Liapis, Jay L. Hess, Louis P. Dehner

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Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) usually accompanies a chronic hematologic disease in adults or prematurity in neonates. We observed a striking case of EMH in the explanted heart of a 13-year-old boy who underwent transplantation after extensive myocardial infarction. The florid myeloid proliferation raised the possibility of a leukemic process. To our knowledge, extensive myocardial EMH subsequent to myocardial infarction has not been previously reported. Possible mechanisms underlying EMH in the myocardium are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular Pathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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