A 73-year-old male with polycythemia vera and a history of prostate cancer presents to an outside hospital complaining of back pain of two months duration. He denied fevers, chills, night sweats, weight loss, lower extremity weakness and decreased sensation. Other than chronic constipation and urinary hesitancy, his review of systems was unremarkable. A spinal x-ray revealed a T12 vertebral fracture and the patient was transferred to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for further management.
Reale, Lisa; Zrada, Steve; and Martinez, Jose
"Cord Compression by Extramedullary Hematopoiesis in Polycythemia Vera,"
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