Leukemic Infiltration of the Appendix as an Unusal Site of Extramedulary Relapse: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

Document Type: Case Report(s)

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Abstract

The appendix is an unusual site for extramedulary relapse in acute leukemia. The present case report describes two cases of late course acute lymphoblastic leukemia presented with leukemic infiltration of the appendix and complete remission of bone marrow. The signs and symptoms of the cases suggest that leukemic involvement of the appendix should be considered in the differential diagnosis of leukemia patients presenting with acute abdomen.