What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of hairy cell leukemia (HCL)?

Updated: Sep 16, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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Most patients with hairy cell leukemia have massive splenomegaly, such that imaging studies are unnecessary to appreciate its presence. In milder forms, a liver and spleen scan or ultrasound measurement may detect mild organomegaly that could be missed by abdominal palpation.

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