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Question: 20130029 Status
Final

References
Source 1:   Heme & Lymph Manual & DB
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Question
Reportability--Heme & Lymphoid Neoplasms: Is “post polycythemic myelofibrosis” reportable? See Discussion.

Discussion
The bone marrow biopsy showed post polycythemic myelofibrosis. JAK2 mutations were present confirming the diagnosis of post polycythemic myelofibrosis. The patient does have a history of polycythemia vera (PV).

Answer
For cases diagnosed 2010 and forward, access the Hematopoietic Database at http://seer.cancer.gov/seertools/hemelymph.

Polycythemia Vera (PV) [9950/3] is reportable. The Abstractor Notes section in the Hematopoietic Database for PV indicates there are three phases of PV. The third phase is referred to as the “spent” or “post-polycythemic myelofibrosis phase”. This patient appears to be in the third phase of PV. This would not be reported as a new primary if PV has already been reported.

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History


Last Updated
07/01/2014

Date Finalized
05/03/2013