Ovarian tumour as a manifestation of relapse in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Case report


Amina M. Beayou*, Nadia A. El Sahli*, Abdulkader Shaheen** ,Lamia Alhadad*

*Hematology & Oncology Unit. **Department of Paediatric Surgery, Children’ Hospital. Faculty Of Medicine, University of Garyounis; Benghazi-Libya

JMJ Vol. 4, No. 1 (Summer 2005): 69-71


Extramedullary relapse of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) most commonly occurs in the central nervous system (CNS ) or in the testes. Leukemic involvement of the ovary has rarely been reported during the clinical course of leukemia. We describe here, a case of a 14-year-old girl presented with a large ovarian tumour as a manifestation of ALL relapse without evidence of concomitant relapse in the bone marrow or CNS. To the best of our knowledge, only few cases with such manifestation have been reported so far in the literature.

Keywords: Ovarian Tumour, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia , Relapse

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