Aleukemic myeloid sarcoma of the breast

Muhammad Shariq Shaikh, Naila Kayani

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Myeloid sarcoma is a solid collection of leukemic blast cells outside bone marrow. It is seen infrequently in association with overt Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), however, it invariably transforms into this aggressive condition. A 28-year woman presented with a lump in left breast for last 2 years. Morphological and immunophenotypic results of breast mass were consistent with myeloid sarcoma. Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy were normal, however, patient died after one and a half years of diagnosis. Myeloid sarcoma at any extramedullary site heralds development of overt acute myeloid leukemia and should be appropriately managed at the time of diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S122-S123
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Breast
  • Extramedullary myeloid sarcoma
  • Myeloid sarcoma


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