Epidural spinal cord infiltration: A rare complication of acute myeloblastic leukaemia

Y. Almog*, D. Ben-yehuda

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Abstract

Epidural infiltration by leukemic cells in Acute Non Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ANLL), and extradural granulocytic sarcomas as a cause of spinal cord compression are extremely rare phenomena. Very few cases have been recorded in the literature. In this brief case report we describe a young patient with acute myeloblastic leukemia (M4, FAB) who presented with sudden spinal cord compression during relapse after bone marrow transplantation. The literature on this subject is also reviewed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)149-151
Number of pages3
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AML
  • CNS
  • Central nervous system
  • Epidural infiltration
  • Leukaemia
  • Relapse
  • Spinal cord compression

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