Pleural thickening. An unusual feature of childhood leukemia

M. J. Siegel, G. D. Shackelford, W. H. McAlister

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Pleural disease is an unusual manifestation of childhood leukemia. Three cases are presented which illustrate a definite association between leukemia and pleural thickening. In two patients, there was a bilateral diffuse pleural thickening and, in the other, there were unilateral pleural-based masses. Pleural disease may be the initial or only thoracic manifestation of leukemia, or it may occur in combination with other intrathoracic evidence of leukemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981


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