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
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular Pathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1996


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