Avascular necrosis of the femoral head as the first manifestation of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Gurkan E., Yildiz I., Ocal F.

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA, cilt.47, ss.365-367, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10428190500282001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.365-367


Avascular necrosis of bone is a well-described complication of cancer chemotherapy containing corticosteroids and has been observed in lymphomas and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This study reports the case of a young male patient in whom avascular necrosis of right femur head was the presenting feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The temporal association in this instance implicates a pathophysiologic relationship between the development of ALL and necrosis.