Hong Kong Med J 2005;11:204-6 | Number 3, June 2005
Granulocytic sarcoma of the small bowel causing intestinal obstruction
SW Wong, CKC Lai, KF Lee, PBS Lai
Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Granulocytic sarcomas of the small bowel are rare. They are discrete tumours of leukaemic myeloblasts and partially matured granulocytes that form in any part of the body. This disease is infrequently seen in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia, and rarely seen in patients without leukaemia. Here we report a case of small bowel obstruction due to granulocytic sarcoma of mid-ileum in a non-leukaemic patient. We also review the literature on treatment and prognosis of this condition.
Key words: Intestinal neoplasms; Intestinal obstruction; Leukemia, myeloid; Sarcoma, granulocytic
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