Acute lymphoblastic leukemia presenting with thigh pain in a 2 year old: A case report with clinico-pathologic correlation

Varatharaj Mounasamy, Jason Savell, Vincent Giusti, José A. Herrera-Soto

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Abstract

Musculoskeletal pain may be the initial presentation of various malignancies. Leukemia presenting with bone pain is not uncommon. This case illustrates that periosteal reaction can be one of the initial radiological signs of leukemia and an immunohistochemical study with karyotyping is necessary to confirm the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-375
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Leukemia
  • Round blue cell tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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