Home Magazines Editors-in-Chief FAQs Contact Us

Chloroma: an uncommon presentation of the acute lymphopblastic leukaemia (ALL) in a child


Journal of Pediatrics & Neonatal Care
Dr. Amar Taksande,1 Dr. Rewat Meshram,2  Dr. Amol Lohakare3

Abstract

Leukemia is the most common malignancy of childhood. Chloromas are a rare presentation of an underlying leukemia. Here, we discuss a rare case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) presenting with swelling over right eye. The patient was evaluated radiologically for the extension of disease and treatment planning. ALL was diagnosed with complete blood count and bone marrow examination. The orbital swelling was the initial presentation which led to further diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in our case. Chloroma is usually a common clinical presentation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), however, it may rarely be found in a case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) such as ours

Keywords

chloroma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ALL, orbital swelling

Testimonials