Leukemic infiltration of the urinary bladder presenting as uncontrollable gross hematuria in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Chia Yau Chang, Tzeon Jye Chiou, Yuh Lin Hsieh, Shin Nan Cheng

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Abstract

Acute leukemia can result in leukemic infiltration of many organs, but leukemic infiltration of the bladder is rare. The authors describe an 8-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who, during marrow relapse, had uncontrollable gross hematuria secondary to leukemic infiltration of the bladder. Cystoscopic biopsy confirmed the diagnosis. Literature review revealed 13 cases of acute leukemia with bladder involvement. Although leukemic infiltration of the bladder is rare, it should be considered in patients with acute leukemia and hematuria. Urine cytology might help detect bladder involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-739
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Children
  • Gross hematuria
  • Leukemic infiltration
  • Urinary bladder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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