Diffuse periostitis as the primary presenting radiological finding in an AML patient with disease relapse

Raza Mushtaq, David Nolte, Faryal Shareef, Mihra Taljanovic

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Acute myelogenous leukemia is a hematologic malignancy defined by the presence of myeloid blasts causing bone marrow infiltration. Evaluation and workup of acute myelogenous leukemia is based on comprehensive medical history, physical examination, laboratory evaluation, and bone marrow sampling. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the study of choice in the evaluation of this disease including the initial evaluation, treatment follow-up, and complications. Herein, we report a case of relapse of the acute myelogenic leukemia in an adult patient who presented with diffuse periostitis in his lower extremities diagnosed on MR imaging and confirmed on Technetium bone scan, which also showed periostitis along the bilateral humeri. To our knowledge, this was not previously reported in the English literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)965-969
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018



  • Acute myelogenic leukemia
  • Bone scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • MR imaging
  • Periostitis
  • Relapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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