An Unusual Case of Vomiting Caused by Myeloid Sarcoma
AbstractMyeloid sarcoma is an extramedullary mass consisting of myeloblasts that may present simultaneously or precede a bone marrow disorder. It has been reported to occur without a known preexisting diagnosis of acute leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome or a myeloproliferative neoplasm and this is known as primary myeloid sarcoma. Here, we report a case of an 80-year-old male who presented with intermittent vomiting and significant weight loss for 3 months. The imaging and histological findings were consistent with a mesenteric myeloid sarcoma encasing the coeliac trunk and superior mesenteric artery, abutting and obstructing the proximal small bowel, causing subacute bowel obstruction. Systemic chemotherapy with low dose cytarabine achieved a reduction in the size of myeloid sarcoma and improved patient’s symptomatology but unfortunately our patient succumbed to progression 11 months later. View Full-Text
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Goodoory, V.C.; Triantafyllopoulou, D.; Gkikas, I.; Alani, F.; Bin, A.A.; Mellor, S.; Adiyodi, J.; Sahasrabudhe, N.; Saxton, M.; Cowburn, H. An Unusual Case of Vomiting Caused by Myeloid Sarcoma. Reports 2019, 2, 2.
Goodoory VC, Triantafyllopoulou D, Gkikas I, Alani F, Bin AA, Mellor S, Adiyodi J, Sahasrabudhe N, Saxton M, Cowburn H. An Unusual Case of Vomiting Caused by Myeloid Sarcoma. Reports. 2019; 2(1):2.Chicago/Turabian Style
Goodoory, Vivek C.; Triantafyllopoulou, Diana; Gkikas, Ioannis; Alani, Fouad; Bin, Ayub A.; Mellor, Stuart; Adiyodi, Jagdish; Sahasrabudhe, Neil; Saxton, Matthew; Cowburn, Hazel. 2019. "An Unusual Case of Vomiting Caused by Myeloid Sarcoma." Reports 2, no. 1: 2.
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