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Hemophilic Pseudotumor: A Case Report and Review of Literature

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A hemophilic pseudotumor is one of the rarer complications of hemophilia that results from repetitive bleeding resulting in an encapsulated mass of clotted blood and necrosed tissue. These have become rarer over the years with better treatment modalities for bleeding disorders like factor replacement. In this case report, we describe the natural history and clinical course of a patient with hemophilia who presented with a massive pseudotumor. A review of literature follows which explores all the relevant data to date on the presentation, complications, diagnostic modalities and therapies that have been implemented in the management of this rare complication of a common bleeding disorder.

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A. Pakala, J. Thomas and P. Comp, "Hemophilic Pseudotumor: A Case Report and Review of Literature," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2012, pp. 229-233. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.33046.

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