Trigeminal nerve involvement in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Value of MR imaging

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  • A 30-year-old male with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia presented with facial numbness. Neurological examination revealed paresthesia of the left trigeminal nerve. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology showed no atypical cells. Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging demonstrated enlargement and enhancement of intracranial portions of the left trigeminal nerve. The abnormal MR imaging findings almost completely resolved after the chemotherapy. Gadolinium-enhanced MR imaging is not only a useful procedure for the early diagnosis of cranial nerve invasion by leukemia but it might be helpful to follow the changes after the treatment. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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  • Karada D; Karagülle AT; Erden I; Erden A
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  • 16
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  • 18
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  • 44
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