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01.12.2012 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

World Journal of Surgical Oncology 1/2012

Isolated granulocytic sarcoma of the pancreas: A tricky diagnostic for primary pancreatic extramedullary acute myeloid leukemia

World Journal of Surgical Oncology > Ausgabe 1/2012
Mathieu Messager, David Amielh, Caroline Chevallier, Christophe Mariette
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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

Dr. DA and Dr. CC contributed to data collection. Dr. MM and Pr. CM contributed to writing the manuscript.


We report two clinical cases of primary granulocytic sarcoma of the pancreas that were diagnosed on the surgical specimen. Atypical clinical and morphological presentations may have lead to pretherapeutic biopsies of the pancreatic mass in order to indicate primary chemotherapy. Literature review of this rare clinical presentation may help physicians to anticipate diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
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