Extramedullary relapse in the pleura in acute promyelocytic leukemia

Disel U., Yavuz S., Paydas S. , Sahin B., Zeren H.

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA, cilt.44, ss.189-191, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/1042819031000057270
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.189-191


Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a distinct subtype of acute myeloblastic leukemia with specific clinical, morphologic and genetic features and a good response to all trans retinoic acid ( ATRA). However, extramedullary (EM) relapse is an interesting feature of these cases, especially those treated with ATRA. Recently, we have encountered an EM relapse in the pleura in a case with APL receiving an ATRA containing regimen. This case is reported and the relevant literature is reviewed.