Successful treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia accompanied by serious subdural hematoma

Satoshi Ichikawa, Takuma Suzuki, Jun Kimura, Hideo Harigae

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We present a 56-year-old woman with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) complicated with serious chronic subdural hematoma at presentation. She was treated with urgent hematoma evacuation and subsequent prompt chemotherapy, with administration of platelets and fresh frozen plasma. After six weeks, she achieved hematological complete remission. Thereafter she received three courses of conventional consolidation chemotherapy and achieved molecular remission. Even under conditions of severe coagulatory disturbance, aggressive therapeutic intervention including surgical procedures can save the life of a patient suffering from simultaneous APL and fatal subdural hematoma at presentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2209-2212
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Acute promyelocytic leukemia
  • Chronic subdural hematoma
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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