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May 1980

Cranial Computerized Tomography in Childhood Leukemia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami.

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(5):306-307. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500540084013

• The value of computerized tomography (CT) of the head in childhood leukemia is emphasized by a striking example. The response of the leukemic infiltrate to radiation suggests that an earlier (presymptomatic) scan might have led to major improvement in management. A routine CT scan may be warranted in children with a prolonged remission in search of a CNS reservoir for leukemia cells.