CLL/SLL diagnosed in an adolescent

Marlise Luskin, Gerald Wertheim, Jennifer Morrissette, Robert Daber, Jaclyn Biegel, Donna Wilmoth, Leslie Kersun, Rebecca King, Michele Paessler, Cara Simon, Richard Aplenc, Alison Loren

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Abstract

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) is a disease of older adults. Pediatric CLL/SLL is vanishingly rare in the literature. We present a case of CLL/SLL diagnosed in a 17-year-old male. The pathologic findings of this case were those of classic CLL/SLL with an ATM deletion, a characteristic genetic abnormality in CLL/SLL. Management guidelines for CLL/SLL are tailored to older adults making determination of the optimal therapy for this patient a unique challenge. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014;61:1107-1110.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1110
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • Cancer genetics
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Rare tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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