Issue: 2019 > December > case report

A ring-calcified thymoma, mimicking pericardial cyst, precedes pure red cell aplasia for more than 10 years - A case-based overview of pathophysiology

M.A. de Graaf, H.M. Hazelbag, J. Tim, A.P. van Rossum, L.T. Vlasveld
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Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a rare disease characterised by anaemia and low reticulocyte count, caused by absence of erythropoiesis in the bone marrow. This report describes a case of a ring-calcified thymoma that led to the development of PRCA. Moreover, we provide an overview on the classification of thymoma and the pathophysiology and treatment of PRCA.