Myeloid Sarcoma of the peritoneum at older ages: A case report and review of literature

  • Mozaffar Aznab Mail Medical Oncologist-Hematologist, Assistant professor, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
  • Naser Kamalian Professors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Omid Beiki Research Center for Environmental Determinants of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
  • Farhad Naleini Assistant professor, Kermanshah, University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
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Myeloid sarcoma or granulocytic sarcoma (GS) is a rare disease with poor prognosis. It is characterized by the occurrence of tumor masses at an extra-medullary tissue. It is composed of myeloblastic cells and usually occurs in association with acute myeloid leukemia. Because of its nonspecific clinical and radiologic findings, its diagnosis might be challenging. It might be more commonly found in patients with specific cytogenetic abnormalities, particularly with the t (8; 21) translocation and less frequently the inv (16) type. We report a case of GS in a 62 years old man without particular previous pathologies, which brutally presented as an ascites and generalized edema. The laparoscopy showed involvement of greater omentum and peritoneum. The histologic examination of greater omentum showed granulocytic sarcoma. The bone marrow aspiration was normal. We started treatment of patient by standard acute myeloid leukemia's chemotherapy.


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Aznab M, Kamalian N, Beiki O, Naleini F. Myeloid Sarcoma of the peritoneum at older ages: A case report and review of literature. Int J Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Res. 9(1):50-54.