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Case Reports in Hematology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 523901, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/523901
Case Report

An Acute Transverse Myelitis Attack after Total Body Irradiation: A Rare Case

1Erciyes Stem Cell Transplantation Hospital, Department of Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
4Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey

Received 29 May 2013; Accepted 8 July 2013

Academic Editors: R. Herrmann, K. Khair, and A. Ohsaka

Copyright © 2013 Muzaffer Keklik et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Total body irradiation (TBI) combined with chemotherapy is widely used as a pretreatment regimen of bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in hematologic disorders. Late complications related to TBI as part of the conditioning regimen for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation have been revealed. Acute transverse myelitis (ATM) is a neurological syndrome characterized by disorder of motor, sensorial, and autonomic nerves, and tracts at medulla spinalis, which is resulted from involvement of spinal cord. In this paper, we presented an ATM attack developed after TBI in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) as it is a rarely seen case.