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...
  • Print
Answer

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.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!