Central nervous system involvement as a presenting feature of acute monocytic leukemia: Preceding leukemia by 12 months

J. E. Hamous, L. E. Ansbacher, J. O. Armitage, F. R. Dick

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This report describes a patient who presented with a diffuse malignant central nervous system (CNS) process composed of cells with monocytic differentiation one year before the development of acute monocytic leukemia. A similar presentation has been documented for acute lymphocytic leukemia, but to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report to detail a diffuse CNS malignancy as the presenting symptom for acute monocytic leukemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-245
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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