Paraneoplastic leukemoid reaction as marker for transitional cell carcinoma recurrence.

Abstract

A case of a 78-year-old man with transitional cell carcinoma and a paraneoplastic leukemoid reaction. The leukocytosis was present at the diagnosis of carcinoma. It dissipated with complete tumor resection, was absent when a surveillance computed tomography scan showed no evidence of recurrence at 6 months, and had returned with tumor recurrence at 8 months. This case demonstrates that a paraneoplastic leukemoid reaction can be used as a tumor marker in cases of transitional cell carcinoma when a leukemoid reaction is found at presentation.

DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2008.05.023

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@article{Dukes2009ParaneoplasticLR, title={Paraneoplastic leukemoid reaction as marker for transitional cell carcinoma recurrence.}, author={Jonathan W. Dukes and Lawrence M Tierney}, journal={Urology}, year={2009}, volume={73 4}, pages={928.e17-9} }