Journal of Cytology

: 2008  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111--112

Myeloid sarcoma of the orbit

Rajiv Tangri, Neeraj Prakash, Anuj Khurana 
 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

The term, «DQ»myeloid sarcoma«DQ» 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«SQ»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.

How to cite this article:
Tangri R, Prakash N, Khurana A. Myeloid sarcoma of the orbit.J Cytol 2008;25:111-112

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Tangri R, Prakash N, Khurana A. Myeloid sarcoma of the orbit. J Cytol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2023 Mar 30 ];25:111-112
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