Ovarian tumors in relapsing acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a review of 23 cases.

@article{Pais1991OvarianTI,
  title={Ovarian tumors in relapsing acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a review of 23 cases.},
  author={Ray Pais and Tae Hyun Kim and G T Zwiren and Abdelsalam H. Ragab},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={70-4}
}
Five cases of relapsing acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) presenting as an ovarian tumor have been treated at this institution, representing the largest reported series. In a review of the literature we identified 18 additional cases of ovarian leukemic relapse. Together, these 23 patients form the basis for this report. Abdominal pain is the most common presenting symptom of ovarian leukemia. An abdominal mass is usually palpable, and at least four patients had hydronephrosis. Nine patients had… CONTINUE READING