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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1993;22(7): 853-858.
Extradural Granulocytic Sarcoma of the Thoracic Spine.
Young Gyun Jeong, Sun Ill Lee, Yong Tae Jung, Soo Chun Kim, Jae Hong Sim
Department of Neurosurgery, Pusan Paik Hospital, Inje University, Pusan, Korea.
Granulocytic sarcoma(chloroma) is an uncommon and solid tumor composed of immature cells of the mycloid series usually seen during the course of myelogenous leukemia or myeloproliferative disorders. The common sites for the occurrence of granulocytic sarcoma are soft tissue, periosteum, bone, lymphoid tissue, skin, gastrointestinal tract and testis. But extradural presentation of the spine is very rare. We report two cases of extradural granulocytic sarcoma of the spine. Early recognition of the etiology of the paraplegia and the underlying systemic involvement with leukemia resulted in an excellent neurological and hematological outcome.
Key Words: Granulocytic sarcoma; Thoracic spine; Extradural involvement; Paraplegia; Leukemia
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