Pediatric Thalassemia

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Radiology Cases of Thalassemia

Radiograph of thalassemia in the skull
Lateral radiograph of the skull shows widening of the diploic space, thinning of the inner and outer tables of the skull, and an overall hair-on-end appearance with sparing of the occipital bone.
CXR of extramedullary hematopoesis in thalassemia
CXR AP shows diffuse osteopenia of the bones, lobulated masses projecting over the posterior portions of the ribs bilaterally, and an expanded appearance of the anterior and posterior aspects of the ribs.