A case of granulocytic sarcoma presenting as a soft-tissue tumor in the chest wall in a patient with osteomyelosclerosis is reported. The tumor mass was detected by a computed tomographic scan during an investigation of the cause of chest pain in a 58-year-old man. Biopsy of the mass showed findings compatible with either a large-cell lymphoma or a granulocytic sarcoma. The latter was confirmed by naphthol-ASD-chloracetate esterase stain and electron microscopic examination. Immunologic study of the tumor mass showed expressions of membrane/cytoplasmic CD13 and CD15 antigens. In addition, the tumor cells coexpressed CD19, although all other T- and B-cell-associated antigens were absent. Cytogenetic study showed translocation t(1;7)(q11;q11) with a net deletion of the entire long arm of chromosome 7 and duplication of the long arm of chromosome 1. Peripheral blood examination showed typical leukoerythroblastosis with teardrop poikilocytosis, large hypogranular platelets, and 0.11 myeloblasts. A bilateral iliac bone marrow biopsy at this time showed osteomyelosclerosis. The patient was treated with hydroxyurea followed by local irradiation, resulting in marked reduction in the size of the tumor and in the pain. He was asymptomatic without any progression in hematologic parameters 10 months after the initial diagnosis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology