Case Report

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

  • Ela ErdemAffiliated withPediatric Clinic-Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul Email author 
  • , Petek KayıranAffiliated withPediatric Clinic-Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul
  • , Gul OzcelikAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Clinic-Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital
  • , Alper OzelAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital
  • , Z. Yildiz YildirmakAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Clinic-Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital

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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

Leukemia Nephromegaly Child