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Ocular involvement in acute lymphoblastic leukemia: an echographic study

Ocular involvement in acute lymphoblastic leukemia: an echographic study We report a case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with ocular involvement in which bilateral swelling of the optic disk head was noticed. Massive direct infiltration of the optic nerve head by leukemic cells can give rise to a clinical picture identical to that of a true papilledema. Ocular echography allowed a better and more complete interpretation of the optic disk involvement. No echographic description of a leukemic infiltration of the optic nerve head has been reported previously. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Ophthalmology Springer Journals

Ocular involvement in acute lymphoblastic leukemia: an echographic study

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
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Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Ophthalmology
ISSN
0165-5701
eISSN
1573-2630
DOI
10.1007/BF00916435
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Abstract

We report a case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with ocular involvement in which bilateral swelling of the optic disk head was noticed. Massive direct infiltration of the optic nerve head by leukemic cells can give rise to a clinical picture identical to that of a true papilledema. Ocular echography allowed a better and more complete interpretation of the optic disk involvement. No echographic description of a leukemic infiltration of the optic nerve head has been reported previously.

Journal

International OphthalmologySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 15, 2004

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