Here’s an interesting case that came up today…(for those not familiar with the display, the bottom results are the current, and those above the previous)
A diagnosis appeared on a blood count today… “tls”. What was that all about? I had a look on Google and found something that made me think.
The news that
a tumour is shrinking is a good thing, obviously… or is it? If the tumour is
shrinking, what is happening? Where is it going? And what is happening to the
bits that aren’t there any more?
Tumour Lysis Syndrome is the result of a rapid breakdown of cancerous tissue cells and the consequential release of large amounts of intracellular contents into the bloodstream which then overwhelms the usual homeostatic processes.
The British Medical Journal has an article on the condition which can be read by clicking here.