Cranial nerve palsies as presenting feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia
21 April 2012
26 June 2012
30 July 2015 (online)
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.