Unusual presentations of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: A case report
Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, (ALL) is increasingly reported to present in an atypical fashion which may have significant implications for treatment outcomes and survival. This case report presents a Nigerian child who’s clinical and radiological features together with effusion cytological findings were suggestive of metastatic neuroblastoma. However, a definitive diagnosis of ALL was established following a bone marrow aspiration study that revealed abnormal cellularity consistent with L1 morphological subtype. Unfortunately, the child was discharged against medical advice before definitive therapy could be commenced.
Key words: Atypical presentations, metastatic neuroblastoma, childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.