Splenic irradiation for prolymphocytic leukemia: is it preferable as an initial treatment or not?


We describe a case of B-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (PLL) successfully treated with splenic irradiation (SI). A 69-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of massive splenomegaly and leukocytosis. Peripheral blood showed hemoglobin (Hb) 7.4 g/dl, platelets 48 x 10(9)/l and white blood cells (WBC) 50.3 x 10(9)/l with 90% prolymphocytes. Bone… (More)