International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2020, Vol 30, Num 2 Page(s): 218-221
GRANULOCYTIC SARCOMA OF THE POSTERIOR EPIDURAL AREA: THE PRESENTING SIGN OF RELAPSE IN ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA

ZEYNEP A. YEGİN1, MÜNCİ YAĞCI1, GÜLSAN SUCAK1

Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, ANKARA

Keywords: granulocytic sarcoma, aml, epidural area
Granulocytic sarcoma is a rare extramedullary tumor of myeloid origin. Acute myeloid leukemia with the translocation of the chromosomes between 8 and 21 is one of the situations in which granulocytic sarcomas are reported to be more common. We report a case of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)-M2 subtype with t(8,21) who appeared with acute paraplegia and a soft tissue mass in the epidural area between T9-T12 vertebras, while the patient was in complete remission ten months after the initial diagnosis.