Acute lymphoblastic leukemia MRI

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Shyam Patel [2]


There are no specific MRI findings associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.


Left proptosis (axial grade I) with retinal hemorrhage of high signal intensity on T1WI and FLAIR, and low signal intensity on T2WI and GE with no significant enhancement seen on post-contrast sequences. Diffuse thickening of the left optic nerve with perineural enhancement and intraconal fat infiltration.Case courtesy of Dr Ammar Haouimi, <a href=""></a>. From the case <a href="">rID: 64799</a>


  1. Kembhavi SA, Somvanshi S, Banavali S, Kurkure P, Arora B (2012). "Pictorial essay: Acute neurological complications in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia". Indian J Radiol Imaging. 22 (2): 98–105. doi:10.4103/0971-3026.101080. PMC 3498649. PMID 23162250.
  2. Liu J, Wang Y, Sun X, Liu S, Yu Z, Ji N; et al. (2017). "Lesions of the central nervous system in leukemia: Pathological and magnetic resonance imaging features at presentation in 14 patients". Oncol Lett. 14 (6): 8162–8170. doi:10.3892/ol.2017.7192. PMC 5755010. PMID 29344259.

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