Bilateral Optic Nerve Involvement Combined with Unilateral Facial Palsy in a Patient with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia: A Case Report

Suk Yeon Lee, Seung Hyun Kim, Suk Gyu Ha

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Central nervous system (CNS) involvement, including optic nerve involvement, in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is an extremely rare condition. We report a case of bilateral optic nerve involvement combined with unilateral facial palsy in a patient with AML who achieved complete remission following allogenic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation as a young patient. After further evaluation, the patient was diagnosed with a recurrence of AML with CNS involvement. The presentation of multiple types of CNS involvement in AML may be suspicious evidence of AML recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017 Aug 31



  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • bilateral
  • central nerve system
  • facial palsy
  • optic neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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