Bone Relapse in T Lineage Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in a
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ALL is the most common malignancy in children. It accounts for about one-fourth of all childhood cancers and 72% of childhood leukemia. The majority of pediatric ALL (80% to 85%) is early B-cell type, 15% is T-cell ALL and approximately 2% is mature B-cell/burkitt leukemia. With current advances in treatment, the survival and cure rates of childhood ALL have improved significantly. Despite this progress, medullary and extra medullary relapses remain a concern both during and after therapy. The primary sites of extra medullary relapses are the CNS and the testis. Other location such as eyes, ovary and kidney are the unusual locations and are increasingly observed as long term survival improves.We present an unusual case of a 7 years old boy who presented with an early bone relapse in the left humerus during maintenance therapy for ALL. The clinical presentation was initially confused with a bone tumor but was later found to be a relapse of the primary disease....

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