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Small bowel (small intestine)

Other malignancies

Granulocytic sarcoma

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 22 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Myeloid leukemic cells that may present initially as small bowel mass causing abdominal pain and obstruction (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2006;130:1570)

Case reports

● 28 year old woman with primary isolated myeloid sarcoma of GI tract (Intern Med 2010;49:853)
● 36 year old man with small bowel obstruction as presenting sign (Isr Med Assoc J 2011;13:507)
● 50 year old woman with aleukaemic myeloid sarcoma of small intestine (J Clin Pathol 2009;62:757)

Gross images

Bowel has 2 concentric exophytic masses

Micro images

Various images

Differential diagnosis

● Bacterial infections: may have positive Leder stain

End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Other malignancies > Granulocytic sarcoma

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