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Vol 47, No 1 (2016)
Prace poglądowe / Reviews
Published online: 2016-01-01
Submitted: 2015-09-01
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Central nervous system involvement during clinical course of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Ewa Wąsik-Szczepanek1, Dariusz Szczepanek2, Małgorzata Wach1, Marek Hus1
DOI: 10.1016/j.achaem.2016.01.002
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Acta Haematol Pol 2016;47(1):10-14.
Affiliations
  1. Katedra i Klinika Hematoonkologii i Transplantacji Szpiku UM w Lublinie, Polska
  2. Klinika Neurochirurgii i Neurochirurgii Dziecięcej UM w Lublinie, Polska

open access

Vol 47, No 1 (2016)
Prace poglądowe / Reviews
Published online: 2016-01-01
Submitted: 2015-09-01

Abstract

Central nervous system involvement (CNS) of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a rare complication. Some analyses of autopsy studies suggest that the complication remains subclinical or is under-diagnosed. The symptoms of patients with leukemic CNS involvement are heterogeneous and nonspecific. Due to the low incidence, there are no treatment guidelines for this problem. Intrathecal chemotherapy and cranial irradiation are often performed.

Abstract

Central nervous system involvement (CNS) of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a rare complication. Some analyses of autopsy studies suggest that the complication remains subclinical or is under-diagnosed. The symptoms of patients with leukemic CNS involvement are heterogeneous and nonspecific. Due to the low incidence, there are no treatment guidelines for this problem. Intrathecal chemotherapy and cranial irradiation are often performed.

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Keywords

Central nervous system; Chronic lymphocytic leukemia; Leukemic infiltration

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Title

Central nervous system involvement during clinical course of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Journal

Acta Haematologica Polonica

Issue

Vol 47, No 1 (2016)

Pages

10-14

Published online

2016-01-01

DOI

10.1016/j.achaem.2016.01.002

Bibliographic record

Acta Haematol Pol 2016;47(1):10-14.

Keywords

Central nervous system
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Leukemic infiltration

Authors

Ewa Wąsik-Szczepanek
Dariusz Szczepanek
Małgorzata Wach
Marek Hus

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