J Pediatr Neurol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1666812
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Diffuse Loss of Vertebral Body Height and Marrow Changes in a 4-Year-Old with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Sean Hostmeyer
1  Department of Radiology, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania, United States
,
Mark Massak
1  Department of Radiology, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania, United States
,
Keith A. Cauley
1  Department of Radiology, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania, United States
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13. Januar 2018

27. Mai 2018

Publikationsdatum:
03.Juli 2018 (eFirst)

Abstract

Acute leukemia can present with a wide range of symptoms and with no classic osseous findings on radiographs. Recognizing subtle imaging abnormalities and raising the possibility of a lymphoproliferative or hematologic pathology may facilitate early diagnosis. Described here is a case of a 4-year-old with back pain that was found to have acute lymphoblastic leukemia with diffuse loss of vertebral body height on plain film radiographs, and with prominent discs, and diffusely abnormal marrow signal on magnetic resonance imaging.