Acute appendicitis caused by acute myeloid leukemia

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Abstract

A case of appendiceal involvement by acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in an adult with recent history of AML transformed from myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) was presented. Being aware of this rare presentation in particular in a patient with history of MDS and/or AML is important for prompt clinical diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-187
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Abdominal pain
  • acute appendicitis
  • acute myeloid leukemia
  • myelodysplastic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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