Granulocytic sarcoma in the absence of myeloid leukemia

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1997 Aug;37(2 Pt 2):308-11.


Granulocytic sarcoma is an extramedullary tumor composed of immature granulocytic precursor cells. It usually occurs in association with leukemia or other myeloproliferative disorders but can occur without overt hematologic disease. We describe a 6-year-old boy with granulocytic sarcoma in the absence of demonstrable hematologic disease and review the literature regarding the diagnosis, clinical associations, and treatment of this condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Biopsy
  • Child
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Leukemia, Myeloid / drug therapy
  • Leukemia, Myeloid / pathology*
  • Male
  • Neck / pathology
  • Necrosis
  • Remission Induction