Trigeminal nerve involvement in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Value of MR imaging

Demet Karada, Ayşe Tuba Karagülle, Ilhan Erden, Ayşe Erden

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Abstract

A 30-year-old male with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia presented with facial numbness. Neurological examination revealed paresthesia of the left trigeminal nerve. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology showed no atypical cells. Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging demonstrated enlargement and enhancement of intracranial portions of the left trigeminal nerve. The abnormal MR imaging findings almost completely resolved after the chemotherapy. Gadolinium-enhanced MR imaging is not only a useful procedure for the early diagnosis of cranial nerve invasion by leukemia but it might be helpful to follow the changes after the treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2002

Keywords

  • Cranial nerves
  • Leukemia
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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