Acute myelofibrosis is a rare clinical entity characterized by severe marrow fibrosis and peripheral blood pancytopenia. It may be very closely related to and has been considered synonymous with megakaryocytic leukemia. Chloroma is also a rare entity composed of a localized collection of immature myeloid cells and is associated with a known or covert leukemia. A patient presenting with a rare combination of acute myelofibrosis, megakaryocytic leukemia and multiple chloromas of the mandible and skin, are described. Although presenting a diagnostic challenge, their combination in one patient aids in the understanding of the myeloproliferative process. To our knowledge, this is the 3rd case of chloroma involving the oral osseous structures.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1987|