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Epidural Granulocytic Sarcoma presenting as Thoracic Spinal Cord Compression - Case Report -

  • Journal of Korean Society of Spine Surgery
  • Abbr : J Kor Spine Sur
  • 2010, 17(1), pp.33-37
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Spine Surgery
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Orthopedic Surgery

신동은 1 안창수 1 Chong, So-Young 2 이인성 3

1차의과학대학교
2분당차병원
3차의과학대학교 분당차병원 정형외과학교실

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ABSTRACT

Study Design: A case report Objectives: This case report presents a patient with thoracic spinal cord compression, who had been on regular follow-up after being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. Summary of Literature Review: A granulocytic sarcoma is a rare tumor that occurs in the extramedullary sites, forming a localized lesion with a predilection in the orbit, sinus and periosteum. It rarely involves the central nervous system, particularly spinal cord. Material and Methods: For myelodysplastic syndrome, the patient underwent a bone marrow transplant for the condition. He was placed on conservative treatment until he developed sudden abdominal pain. He was admitted to our hospital through the emergency department. On the 2nd hospital day he complained of increasing weakness in his lower extremities. He underwent an emergency decompression of the spinal cord and his motor weakness completely disappeared. Results: No signs of recurrence were found on the follow up performed at 2 years and 6 months. Conclusion: Epidural granulocytic sarcoma is rare but can be treated successfully.

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