European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 127, Issue 4, pp 255–262 | Cite as

Cranial computerized tomography in children with lymphoid malignancy and seizures

  • H. U. Schwenk
  • G. Neuhäuser
  • W. Huk
Original Investigations


Focal and generalized seizures occurred in 4 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin-lymphoma. The etiology of the neurological complications could be established by cranial computerized tomography (CT): i.e., 1. localized metastasis with calcification and 2. acute intracerebral hemorrhage during induction therapy in two patients with malignant lymphomas; 3. diffuse cerebral infiltration with blast cells and 4. cerebral atrophy in two children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who were in relapse.

Accurate diagnosis of cerebral complications in hemoblastoses is essential for appropriate therapy and CT may lead to more effective treatment in patients with lymphoid malignancy and seizures.

Key words

Lymphoid malignancy Seizures Cranial computerized tomography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. U. Schwenk
    • 1
  • G. Neuhäuser
    • 1
  • W. Huk
    • 2
  1. 1.Erlangen-NürnbergUniversity Children's HospitalErlangenFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Department of Neurological, SurgeryUniversity Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenFederal Republic of Germany

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