Archive for the 'Pulmonary Involvement' Category

21 Feb

Primary Granulocytic Sarcoma Presenting with Pleural and Pulmonary Involvement: Discussion

A simultaneous serum LDH was 203 IU/L, and the total protein was 6.1 g/dl. The pleural effusion cytology study showed atypical leukocytes, but it was not diagnostic for leukemic involvement. Bronchoscopy showed a 50 percent narrowing of the left mainstem bronchus and severe narrowing of the lobar bronchi. The mucosa was red-purple, friable, and hemorrhagic. […]

20 Feb

Primary Granulocytic Sarcoma Presenting with Pleural and Pulmonary Involvement

Granulocytic sarcoma (chloroma) is an unusual extramed-ullary manifestation of acute myelogenous leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, and the myeloproliferative syndrome. The tumor rarely occurs in the absence of concurrent or remote peripheral blood or bone marrow involvement by leukemia. This patient developed pleural and pulmonary involvement by primary granulocytic sarcoma. Our review of the literature suggests […]

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