CNS relapse of acute myelogenous leukemia masquerading as pseudotumor cerebri.

Abstract:

:An 18-year-old man in remission from acute myelogenous leukemia 3 years after a bone marrow transplant presented with signs of pseudotumor cerebri, including headache, visual changes, and papilledema. He manifested elevated opening pressure on lumbar puncture and positive cytology, with a concurrent normal bone marrow aspirate and biopsy. He was diagnosed with an isolated central nervous system relapse of acute myeloid leukemia. Although the precise etiology remains elusive, this case demonstrates that pseudotumor cerebri must remain within the differential diagnosis after other complications are excluded, particularly in persons with underlying hematologic malignancies.

journal_name

Pediatr Neurol

journal_title

Pediatric neurology

authors

Lipton J,Joffe S,Ullrich NJ

doi

10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2008.07.025

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2008-11-01 00:00:00

pages

355-7

issue

5

eissn

0887-8994

issn

1873-5150

pii

S0887-8994(08)00367-6

journal_volume

39

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