Title

Erythroblastic Sarcoma, An Extremely Rare Variant of Myeloid Sarcoma.

Publication/Presentation Date

11-1-2012

Abstract

A 79-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of a 20-lb weight loss, low back pain, and leg weakness. He had a 1-year history of fibrotic myelodysplasia, possibly therapy related, with a highly complex chromosome karyotype. Radiologic evaluation showed extensive destructive bone lesions, retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy, and evidence for thoracic spinal cord compression. Core biopsies of a retroperitoneal lymph node showed groups of large, immature-appearing mononuclear cells which, on Wright-stained touch preparation, appeared similar to dysplastic erythroid precursors noted on recent marrow aspirate smears. Immunohistochemical staining showed negativity of neoplastic cells to an extensive panel of nonhematopoietic and myeloid markers, and positivity for CD117, glycophorin A, and CD71, consistent with a diagnosis of erythroblastic sarcoma. This lesion is a very unusual variant of myeloid sarcoma and has been described only rarely in the medical literature.

Volume

43

Issue

11

First Page

2080

Last Page

2083

ISSN

1532-8392

Disciplines

Medical Pathology | Pathology

PubMedID

22795354.

Department(s)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Laboratory Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article