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Vertebral compression fractures in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and remodelling after treatment


Three children, aged 7–10 years, with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia presented with back pain, along with a mild kyphosis. Collapse of the vertebral bodies at multiple levels was shown on imaging. Chemotherapy resulted in pain resolution and spontaneous remodelling of the vertebrae.

  • acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • compression fractures
  • osteopenia
  • vertebral collapse

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