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B cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia presenting with isolated soft tissue tumours: the non-myeloid sarcoma
  1. Mohammad Tousifullah,
  2. Aditya Kumar Gupta,
  3. Jagdish Prasad Meena and
  4. Rachna Seth
  1. Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Aditya Kumar Gupta; adivick{at}


Soft tissue leukaemic masses are a well-described clinical feature of myeloid haematological neoplasms. In paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), such soft tissue leukaemic sarcomas have not been reported as a presenting feature. Here we report a 3-year-old boy with ALL who presented to us with isolated soft tissue swellings for a duration of 9 months. The significance of these ‘non-myeloid’ sarcomas in paediatric ALL is uncertain.

  • malignant and benign haematology
  • paediatrics
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  • Contributors MT and AKG were involved in planning, conduct and design, and acquisition of data. AKG, RS and JPM were involved in the analysis and interpretation of the findings. All authors approved of the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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