Granulocytic sarcoma with breast and skin presentation: A report of a case successfully treated by local radiation and systemic chemotherapy

Massimo Breccia, Maria Concetta Petti, Giulio Fraternali-Orcioni, Bruno Monarca, Roberto Latagliata, Gianna Maria D'Elia, Franco Mandelli, Stefano Aldo Pileri

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Abstract

Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) is a rare extramedullary tumor composed of immature myeloid cells. It is usually associated with leukemia or other myeloproliferative disorders, but can also occur without overt hematologic disease, i.e. in patients with a normal bone marrow and no history of acute myelogenous leukemia. This primary extramedullary lesion may indeed represent a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma for both the hematopathologist and oncologist. We describe a case of GS diagnosed in a nonleukemic patient and review the literature regarding the pathologic features and treatment of this condition. Copyright (C) 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-37
Number of pages4
JournalActa Haematologica
Volume104
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Granulocytic sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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