Unusual abdominal findings of all-trans-retinoic acid syndrome: role of diagnostic imaging

Alfredo La Fianza, Maurizio Bonfichi, Maria Sole Prevedoni Gorone, Anna Gallotti, Lorella Torretta

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Abstract

The standard therapy for patients affected by acute promyelocytic leukemia is based on all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), whose rare complication is a syndrome known as retinoic acid syndrome. We describe for the first time the computed tomography findings of a case of ATRA syndrome with typical pulmonary findings, along with the involvement of the upper abdomen organs (liver and spleen) as a further complication of the pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-278
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)
  • ATRA syndrome
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Retinoic acid syndrome (RAS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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