Primary Intracerebral Myeloid Sarcoma

Gunaldi M. , KARA İ. O. , Duman B. B. , Ercolak V.

ONKOLOGIE, cilt.35, ss.694-697, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000343953
  • Dergi Adı: ONKOLOGIE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.694-697


Background: Myeloid sarcoma rarely presents in the absence of systemic myeloid disease. Case Report: In this study, we present a case of intracerebral myeloid sarcoma with no diagnosis of any hematological disease in a 22-year-old male patient in whom brain magnetic resonance image revealed a meningioma. However, biopsy showed myeloid sarcoma. No myeloid disease was determined. The mass disappeared following 8 cycles of chemotherapy. In the literature, we determined only 8 similar cases cited between 1970 and 2011. Conclusion: Intracerebral myeloid sarcoma has currently no standard treatment and may be confused with a primary brain disease. Chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy are the most viable and widely used treatment modalities. Potential occurrence of hematological disease should also be closely followed due to conversion risks.