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Arch Dis Child. 2001 Dec;85(6):492-3.

Vertebral compression fractures in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and remodelling after treatment.

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  • 1Department of Paediatric Oncology, Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust, Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PT, UK.

Abstract

Three children, aged 7-10 years, with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia presented with back pain, along with a mild kyphosis. Collapse of the vertebral bodies at multiple levels was shown on imaging. Chemotherapy resulted in pain resolution and spontaneous remodelling of the vertebrae.

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