Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 88--90

Granulocytic sarcoma in the absence of acute myeloid leukemia : a case report.


S Khalid, Salman Naseem Adil, Irfan Ahmed Vaziri 
 Departmens of Pathology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan

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S Khalid
Departmens of Pathology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan

Granulocytic sarcoma is an extramedullary tumor composed of immature granulocytic precursor cells. The most common sites of presentation are bone, periosteum, soft tissue, lymph node, skin, and infrequently small intestine. The tumor may develop during the course of acute myeloid leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia or other myelodysplastic disorders. It can occur without blood or bone marrow manifestations of leukemia and in this case, the diagnosis is difficult. Our patient was initially diagnosed as a case of T-cell non Hodgkin«SQ»s lymphoma and received one cycle of CHOP with only transient improvement in his symptoms. Subsequently, his biopsy slides were reviewed at our centre and were reported as granulocytic sarcoma.


How to cite this article:
Khalid S, Adil SN, Vaziri IA. Granulocytic sarcoma in the absence of acute myeloid leukemia : a case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2007;50:88-90


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Khalid S, Adil SN, Vaziri IA. Granulocytic sarcoma in the absence of acute myeloid leukemia : a case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Jun 21 ];50:88-90
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