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>Journals >Acta Pediátrica de México >Year 2012, Issue 5


Arias-Cabello B, Ordaz- Favila JC, Juárez-Echenique JC
Infiltration of both optic nerves in acute lymphocytic leukemia. Report of a case
Acta Pediatr Mex 2012; 33 (5)

Language: Español
References: 6
Page: 236-238
PDF: 183.99 Kb.


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ABSTRACT

Background. Acute lymphocytic leukemia is the most common type of pediatric cancer (70%). Among its many presentations, ocular manifestations vary from conjunctivitis and anterior segment alterations to leukemic retinopathies and retina detachment. Leukemic infiltration of the optic nerve is unusual; its presence has a poor prognosis.
Case report. We present a case of a seven year-old boy with acute lymphocytic leukemia evaluated by the Ophthalmology Service with a 5 day history of sudden loss of vision. Examination of the eye fundi showed a white infiltrative lesion on both optic nerves accompanied with peripapilar serous retina detachment.


Key words: Acute lymphocytic leukemia, infiltration optic nerve, peripapilar serous detachment, retina.


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