Surg Oncol Clin Pract J | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Isolated Spinal Granulocytic Sarcoma in Adolescent Patient: Case Report

Basil Kadhim Abdullah Al Odda

Subspecialty Pediatric Hematooncology, Hiwa Teaching Hospital, Iraq

*Correspondance to: Basil Kadhim Abdullah Al Odda 

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Granulocytic  Sarcoma  (GS)  or  what  are  called  chloroma,  myeloblastoma  and  myeloid  sarcoma) 
is  an  uncommon  extramedullary  solid  tumor  of  immature  myeloid  cells.  It  occurs  primarily  in 
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) but also may arise in patients with other myeloproliferative 
It could occur at any part of the body mostly in the bone, soft tissue or lymph node, rarely involving 
the  Central  Nervous  System  (CNS)  and  causing  spinal  cord  compression,  it  could  occur  during 
the course of disease, at relapsed or as Isolated Granulocytic Sarcoma (IGS) without bone marrow 
We  report  a  17  years  old  boy  with  IGS  of  the  vertebral  body  causing  spinal  cord  compression 
and bilateral lower limb weakness treated with surgical decompression, laminectomy and biopsy 
followed by chemo-irradiation and currently the he is on regular follow up.


Granulocytic sarcoma; Chloroma; Cord compression; Acute myeloid leukemia


Abdullah Al Odda BK. Isolated Spinal Granulocytic Sarcoma in Adolescent Patient: Case Report. Surg Oncol Clin Pract J. 2020; 3(1):1014..

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