Journal of Cytology
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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69-71

Subcutaneous granulocytic sarcoma in the chest wall diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology -- A case report

1 Department of Pathology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa-403 022, India
2 Department of Medicine, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa-403 022, India

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A case of Granulocytic sarcoma (Chloroma, Myeloblastoma) presenting as an isolated subcutaneous swelling on the anterior aspect of the chest wall in a 20 year old male is described. The diagnosis was made from the examination of a FNA biopsy specimen. The patient showed no peripheral blood or bone marrow evidence of leukemia at the time of presentation. However he developed Acute Myeloid leukemia four months later.

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