What does a finding of hepatosplenomegaly indicate in the evaluation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Signs relating to organ infiltration with leukemic cells include hepatosplenomegaly and, to a lesser degree, lymphadenopathy. Occasionally, patients have skin rashes due to infiltration of the skin with leukemic cells (leukemia cutis). Chloromata are extramedullary deposits of leukemia. Rarely, a bony or soft-tissue chloroma may precede the development of marrow infiltration by AML (granulocytic sarcoma).


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