Vol. 100  No. 11 November  2007

A Case of Granulocytic Sarcoma in the Tongue

Kenichiro Nomura, Tatsuya Hayashi and Yasuaki Harabuchi
(Asahikawa Medical College)

Kazuhiko Hokunan and Chikako Yoshida
(Kushiro Rosai Hospital)

    We report a 52-year-old patient with acute myeloid leukemia who developed granulocytic sarcoma on the left side of her tongue. The tongue mass appeared very similar to squamous cell carcinoma at the first examination. However, blood test showed an extremely high level of leukocytosis. Granulocytic sarcoma was diagnosed based on histopathological findings. Although the tongue tumor disappeared after chemotherapy, the patient died of severe pneumonia without sufficient recovery from myelosuppression.

Key words : granulocytic sarcoma, tongue, acute myeloid leukemia

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