Recurrent Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accidents with Recurrent Acute Ischemia of the Left Upper Limb Revealing Acute Myeloid LeukemiaBen Jmaa Hela1*, Masmoudi Sayda1, Ghorbel Nesrine1, Djmal Hassen1, Gueldich Majdi1, Abdi Ayda1, Souissi Iheb2 and Frikha Imed1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ben Jmaa Hela
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Habib Bourguiba Hospital Sfax, Tunisia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: Jun 16, 2015; Accepted Date: Jul 07, 2015; Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
Citation: Hela BJ, Sayda M, Nesrine G, Hassen D, Majdi G, et al. (2015) Recurrent Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accidents with Recurrent Acute Ischemia of the Left Upper Limb Revealing Acute Myeloid Leukemia . J Vasc Med Surg 3: 209. doi:10.4172/2329-6925.1000209
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Acute and recurrent ischemic episodes in multiple vascular territories in acute leukemia are unusual and rare. Only some cases have been reported. In most of these cases, the diagnosis was acute promyelocytic leukemia (type 3).
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