Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 43–45

Rare Presentation of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Nephromegaly at Time of Diagnosis

Authors

    • Pediatric Clinic-Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul
  • Petek Kayıran
    • Pediatric Clinic-Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul
  • Gul Ozcelik
    • Department of Pediatric NephrologyPediatric Clinic-Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital
  • Alper Ozel
    • Department of RadiologySisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital
  • Z. Yildiz Yildirmak
    • Department of Pediatric HematologyPediatric Clinic-Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12288-010-0052-0

Cite this article as:
Erdem, E., Kayıran, P., Ozcelik, G. et al. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus (2011) 27: 43. doi:10.1007/s12288-010-0052-0

Abstract

Renal involvement is a fairly frequent development in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, but palpable renal enlargement at time of diagnosis is very unusual. We report the case of a young girl who presented with enlarged kidneys and was diagnosed with this form of leukemia. This case is of interest because of the rarity of this presentation. The importance of renal biopsy in identifying the etiology of this patient’s nephromegaly is emphasized.

Keywords

LeukemiaNephromegalyChild

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