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Spinal cord involvement as the presenting symptom of acute monocytic leukemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3422114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Spinal cord involvement in leukemia is rare and has been described only once in association with acute monocytic leukemia. A patient whose presenting symptom of acute monocytic leukemia was the syndrome of cauda equina compression due to an epidural and retroperitoneal leukemic mass is reported. Peripheral blood smears were normal throughout the evolution of the disease. The radiological, surgical, and pathological findings are presented, and the therapeutic, along with the prognostic implications of spinal cord involvement by leukemia are discussed.
Authors:
R Spiegelmann; Z Ram; G Findler; N Knoller; I Shaked; A Sahar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0090-3019     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  1988 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-02-17     Completed Date:  1988-02-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cauda Equina
Humans
Leukemia, Monocytic, Acute / complications*
Lymphoproliferative Disorders / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Male
Myelography
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology
Peritoneal Diseases / etiology
Spinal Cord Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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