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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Raviteja Guddeti, M.B.B.S. [2] Carlos A Lopez, M.D. [3]

Overview

Nodular masses suggestive of central lymphadenopathy are suggestive of acute lymphoblastic leukemia on chest x-ray.

Chest X ray

Chest x-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Findings on an x-ray suggestive of acute lymphoblastic leukemia include:[1]

There is mediastinal lymphadenopathy. The lungs are clear and the heart is normal. No effusion[https://radiopaedia.org/cases/all-with-mediastinal-adenopathy?lang=us Case courtesy of Dr Jeremy Jones, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 41350


References

  1. Bartley K, Metayer C, Selvin S, Ducore J, Buffler P (December 2010). "Diagnostic X-rays and risk of childhood leukaemia". Int J Epidemiol. 39 (6): 1628–37. doi:10.1093/ije/dyq162. PMC 2992630. PMID 20889538.
  2. Konik, Anna; Dührsen, Ulrich; Röth, Alexander (2010). "Nodular lesions of the scalp and a mediastinal mass in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia". International Journal of Hematology. 92 (1): 3–4. doi:10.1007/s12185-010-0623-8. ISSN 0925-5710.

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