An article entitled “Clinical features and management of haemophilic pseudotumours: a single US centre experience over a 30-year period” was published in the January 2014 issue of the journal Haemophilia. The authors are UNC clinicians Ming Y. Lim, MBBChir; Brenda Nielsen, MSN; Alice Ma, MD; and Nigel Key, MD.
Given the rarity of hemophilic pseudotumors, consensus on management is lacking. The authors describe the clinical features and management of hemophiliic pseudumors by retrospectively reviewing the medical records of hemophilia patients with a diagnosis of pseudotumor seen at the UNC-Chapel Hill Hemophilia Treatment Center from 1981 to 2011. Twelve pseudotumors in 11 patients over a 30-year period were identified. The authors conclude that hemophilic pseudotumors still occur sporadically, and the diagnosis is frequently delayed. Surgical intervention is generally a safe and effective treatment, although conservative management may be appropriate in selected cases. To read the article, go to this link.