FRONTAL MASS AS AN UNUSUAL PRESENTING SYMPTOM IN ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA
Sonia Chabbra, Monika Gupta, Richa Pawar*, Shruti Bansal, Luvkesh Monga and Rajeev Sen
We report a case of a child presented with swelling in the right frontal region, which was diagnosed as small round cell tumour on cytology. Further work up demonstrate presence of lymphoblasts on peripheral blood film & bone marrow. Immunophenotyping was done by flowcytometry, and that confirm a diagnosis of B-ALL. Blasts were CD34+ Tdt+ HLADR+ CD79+ CD 19+ on immunophenotyping. So the final diagnosis precursor B-ALL with extra medullary involvement of right frontal region was entertained.
Keywords: Lymphoblast, frontal mass, flowcytometry, cytology, leukemia.
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