Hepatic outflow obstruction and liver failure due to leukemic cell infiltration in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Frederico Costa, C. Galen Choy, Karen Seiter, Lucy Hann, Swan N. Thung, Joseph Michaeli

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Abstract

We report a patient with advanced progressive CLL who presented with liver failure and hepatic venus outflow obstruction (HVOD) due to lymphocytic leukemic infiltrates. Initiation of antileukemic therapy resulted in a rapid and prompt resolution of these life-threatening complications. This is apparently the first report of a CLL patient with HVOD and liver failure, attributable to liver infiltration by leukemic cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-410
Number of pages8
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Volume30
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • CLL chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Hepatic outflow obstruction
  • Liver failure

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