Leukaemic infiltration of liver

Leukaemic infiltration of the liver can occur with several forms of leukaemia inclusive of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), acute lymphoid leukaemia (ALL) and chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). 

Radiographic features


Described features are non-specific but include:


It is considered one of the causes of a starry sky appearance.


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rID: 45627
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hepatic leukaemia
  • Leukemic infiltration of liver
  • Leukemic infiltration of the liver
  • Hepatic leukemic infiltration
  • Hepatic leukaemic infiltration
  • Leukaemic infiltration of the liver
  • Hepatic leukemia

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