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Isolated pancreatic granulocytic sarcoma: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21274386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) is an extramedullary tumor mass consisting of immature myeloid cells. Isolated pancreatic granulocyte sarcoma is extremely rare. We report a very unusual pancreatic granulocytic sarcoma in a patient without acute myeloid leukemia. The patient presented with acute epigastric pain because of splenic infarction due to a mass consisting of myeloblasts in the pancreatic tail. The patients underwent splenectomy and distal pancreatectomy. Pathology and immunohistochemistry suggested a GS. Despite local surgery, an isolated tumor recurred 2 mo after operation and the patient died 3 mo after removal of the tumor. Only 7 reported cases of pancreatic GS were identified in the literature and the mass was located in the pancreatic head. This is the first report of GS in the pancreatic tail with splenic infarction.
Xin-Ping Li; Wen-Fang Liu; Shu-Rong Ji; She-Hua Wu; Jian-Jun Sun; Yue-Zu Fan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  17     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-28     Completed Date:  2011-07-18     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  540-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Middle Aged
Pancreas / pathology
Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Sarcoma, Myeloid / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery

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