J Pediatr Neurol 2013; 11(01): 055-057
DOI: 10.3233/JPN-120590
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Cranial nerve palsies as presenting feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Euthymia Vargiami
Department of Pediatrics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
,
Natalia Nedelkopoulou
Department of Pediatrics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
,
Dimitrios I. Zafeiriou
Department of Pediatrics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
,
Athanasia Anastasiou
Department of Radiology, “Ippokratio” General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
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21 April 2012

26 June 2012

Publication Date:
30 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common malignancy in childhood. We present a 7-year-old boy with facial and hypoglossal nerve palsies as presenting features of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which was suspected when magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated infiltrations of the brain, and was confirmed by bone marrow biopsy.