Testicular myeloid sarcoma: Case report - Abstract

Myeloid sarcomas are extramedullary solid tumors composed of immature granulocytic precursor cells.

In association with acute myeloid leukemia and other myeloproliferative disorders, they may arise concurrently with compromised bone marrow related to acute myeloid leukemia, as a relapsed presentation, or occur as the first manifestation. The testicles are considered to be an uncommon site for myeloid sarcomas. No therapeutic strategy has been defined as best but may include chemotherapy, radiotherapy and/or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. This study reports the evolution of a patient with testicular myeloid sarcoma as the first manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia. The patient initially refused medical treatment and died five months after the clinical condition started.

Written by:
Zago LB, Ladeia AA, Etchebehere RM, de Oliveira LR.   Are you the author?
Hospital Dr. Amaral Carvalho, Ja├║, SP, Brazil.

Reference: Rev Bras Hematol Hemoter. 2013;35(1):68-70.
doi: 10.5581/1516-8484.20130018


PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23580888

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