Reactive Thrombocytosis

Poul Guldfeldt


This case report is about a patient who went through a small abdominal operation and afterwards was diagnosed with thrombocytosis. It was found retrospectively that the patient for some time had had thrombocytosis. The patient was referred to the haematological department for further testing. There was no evidence of myeloproliferative disease, instead there was found a 13 mm. malignancy suspect infiltrate located to the base of the right lung. The patient went through curative surgery. However there was found a small metastasis in a lymph node and the patient was given adjuvant chemotherapy, 3 months postoperatively, there is still decreasing platelets of 535 109/L and the patient is considered cured.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(5):311-313


Thrombocytosis; Malignancy; Metastasis

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