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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    Abstract

    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)122-125
    Number of pages4
    JournalNeuro-Ophthalmology
    Volume42
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 4

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ophthalmology
    • Clinical Neurology

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