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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 40-41

Epidural granulocytic sarcoma in acute promyelocytic leukaemia


Dept. of Medical Oncology, Conver Institute (WIA) Chennai, India

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A Chandra
Dept. of Medical Oncology, Conver Institute (WIA) Chennai, India

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Granulocytic sarcoma (so called chloromas) are rare extra medullary tumour-like proliferates of myelogenous precursor cells that my be de novo precede acute leukaemia or coincide with the first manifestation or relapse of acute myeloid leukaemia. These tumours are rare and spinal epidural and vertebral involvement is however uncommon. We have report a case of spinal epidural Granulocytic sarcoma causing (G.S.) thoracic spinal cord compression at T4 -T5 level and vertebral body involvement in a 12 year old boy of an acute promyelocytic leukaemia. Moreover it high light the very rare association between granulocytic sarcoma (GS) and acute promyelocytic leukemia. Increased awareness of this entity will facilitate early diagnosis and minimize potentially preventable neurological morbidity.


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