Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

NEURORADIOLOGY
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98--105

Pictorial essay: Acute neurological complications in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia


Seema A Kembhavi1, Snehal Somvanshi1, Shripad Banavali2, Purna Kurkure2, Brijesh Arora2 
1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Tata Memorial Centre, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Seema A Kembhavi
Associate Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Tata Memorial Centre, Parel, Mumbai-400012
India

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the commonest childhood malignancy with high cure rates due to recent advances in central nervous system (CNS) prophylaxis. The disease per se, as well as the prophylactic therapy, predisposes the child to complications such as cerebrovascular events, infections, drug toxicities, etc. The purpose of this study is to highlight the pathophysiology and the imaging features (with appropriate examples) of these complications and to propose a diagnostic algorithm based on MRI. Interpreting these scans in the light of clinical inputs very often helps the radiologist reach an appropriate diagnosis and help treatment and management.


How to cite this article:
Kembhavi SA, Somvanshi S, Banavali S, Kurkure P, Arora B. Pictorial essay: Acute neurological complications in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2012;22:98-105


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Kembhavi SA, Somvanshi S, Banavali S, Kurkure P, Arora B. Pictorial essay: Acute neurological complications in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 7 ];22:98-105
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