Journal of Cytology
Home About us Ahead of print Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Login 
Users Online:1398
  Print this page  Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111-112

Myeloid sarcoma of the orbit

Department of Pathology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Rohini, Delhi - 110 085, India

Correspondence Address:
Anuj Khurana
98 SFS Flats Phase - 4, Ashok Vihar, Delhi - 110 052
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.44049

Rights and Permissions

The term, "myeloid sarcoma" refers to an extramedullary collection of immature myeloid cells. Rarely may it precede peripheral blood or bone marrow involvement, presenting as a diagnostic challenge. We report here a case of myeloid sarcoma in a 45 year-old man, who presented with a painful right orbital swelling of one month's duration. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was performed and a diagnosis of myeloid sarcoma was offered. Subsequently, a complete blood count revealed 60% blasts in the peripheral blood and a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was confirmed on bone marrow examination. This case is being documented to emphasise the utility of FNAC in making the correct diagnosis of this entity in a case of unsuspected AML.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded287    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal