Unusual Neoplasms of the Head and Neck
Chloromas (also called granulocytic sarcomas or myeloid sarcomas) are solid extramedullary tumors consisting of early myeloid precursors associated with AML. The name derives from the green color of affected tissues. They are more frequent with AML M4 and M5 subtypes, and are associated with t(8;21). They may herald AML relapse after remission. They present in the CNS with increased intracerebral pressure, or in the orbit with exophthalmos.
KeywordsParanasal Sinus Carotid Body Glomus Tumor Granulocytic Sarcoma Carotid Body Tumor
We thank Dr. M. Kara Bucci for her contribution to this chapter in the first edition.
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