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MDCT imaging findings of extramedullary granulocytic sarcoma of the heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20160585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Granulocytic sarcoma, also known as chloroma, is an uncommon tumor typically seen in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Extramedullary cardiac involvement of granulocytic sarcoma is rare and there is a paucity of information regarding its multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) imaging appearance. We present a case of extramedullary granulocytic sarcoma of the heart detected on MDCT in a young adult male with AML. An understanding of how extramedullary granulocytic sarcoma of the heart appears on MDCT may decrease or prevent delays in diagnosing this uncommon, although important, complication from AML.
Authors:
Jason Tsai; Edward Y Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-17     Completed Date:  2010-05-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W14-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Tufts New England Medical Center, Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Neoplasms / complications,  radiography*,  radiotherapy
Humans
Iohexol / analogs & derivatives,  diagnostic use
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications*
Male
Radiographic Image Enhancement / methods
Sarcoma, Myeloid / complications,  radiography*,  radiotherapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Young Adult
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 66108-95-0/Iohexol; 73334-07-3/iopromide

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