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Extramedullary Hematopoiesis Presenting as a Right Adrenal Mass in a Patient With Beta Thalassemia

Hossein Karami 1 , Mehrnoush Kosaryan 2 , Mehrdad Taghipour 3 , * , Rayka Sharifian 2 , Aili Aliasgharian 1 and Mohsen Motalebi 3
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1 Thalassemia Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran
2 Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, IR Iran
3 Nephrology and Urology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.
Article information
  • Nephro-Urology Monthly: September 01, 2014, 6 (5); e19465
  • Published Online: September 5, 2014
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: April 13, 2014
  • Accepted: June 14, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/numonthly.19465

To Cite: Karami H, Kosaryan M, Taghipour M, Sharifian R, Aliasgharian A, et al. Extramedullary Hematopoiesis Presenting as a Right Adrenal Mass in a Patient With Beta Thalassemia, Nephro-Urol Mon. 2014 ; 6(5):e19465. doi: 10.5812/numonthly.19465.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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