Thymoma may be present in as many as one third of cases of pure red cell aplasia. Presented is a case of pure red cell aplasia with a mediastinal mass seen on a plain chest radiograph. A computed tomographic scan showed an anterior mediastinal mass. A Tc-99m tetrofosmin whole-bodyscan and SPECT revealed avid concentration corresponding to the mass. The diagnosis of thymoma was made based on the result of an excisional biopsy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Clinical nuclear medicine|
|State||Published - May 9 2000|
- Pure Red Cell Aplasia