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Successful 5-azacytidine treatment of myeloid sarcoma and leukemia cutis associated with myelodysplastic syndrome: A case report and literature review

Rationale: Myeloid sarcoma (MS) and leukemia cutis (LC) are extramedullary tumors comprising myeloid blasts. They can occur de novo or concurrently with hematological disorders, usually acute myeloid leukemia (AML). AML chemotherapy is generally the initial therapy for MS and LC, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can be considered as additional therapy. However, treatment for older patients who are unable to continue intensive chemotherapy is not currently standardized. Patient concerns: A 71-year-old Japanese woman was diagnosed with multiple MSs associated with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), using bone marrow aspiration and lymph node biopsy. Diagnoses: Additionally, LC was diagnosed by skin biopsy. Extramedullary MS and LC lesions were formed by massive infiltration of myeloblastic cells. Interventions: Twenty courses of 5-azacytidine (5-Aza) were administrated as maintenance therapy after induction therapy with daunorubicin and cytarabine. Outcomes: Myeloblasts decreased in the bone marrow and the LC disappeared after induction therapy. The MSs completely disappeared, except for the palatine tonsil lesion, after 5-Aza maintenance therapy. 5-Aza treatment provided long-term partial response for more than 21 months. Lessons: 5-Aza was well tolerated and may be a good option for the treatment of MS and LC associated with MDS, especially in older patients who cannot receive HSCT.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The diagnosis of myeloid sarcoma must be considered when unusual tumors occur in patients with a chronic myeloid disease. In that case, therapeutic options are those of an acute myeloid leukemia. PMID: 28668372 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Blood and Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
We present a rare case of so-called aleukemic myeloid leukemia cutis in an 82-year-old man subsequently diagnosed as having MDS without progression to overt AML. This case also illustrates a seemingly rare Kikuchi disease-like inflammatory pattern that obscured the underlying leukemic infiltrate in the skin, delaying its recognition. PMID: 28376531 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: Journals (General) Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
Shalini Koppisetty, Brain L Edelman, Atul RajpurkarUrology Annals 2016 8(3):348-354Myeloid sarcoma (MS) is a rare extramedullary tumor composed of immature cells of myeloid lineage that destroy the original tissue architecture in which it is found. It is most commonly identified in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia, and less often in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) and other myeloproliferative disorders. It is most commonly reported in the periosteum, bone, skin, and lymph nodes but has been reported in many other sites of the body. Herein, we describe a case of MS involving the periprostatic tissue and review of l...
Source: Urology Annals - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion Although laryngeal MS is a rare phenomenon, early recognition is key and patients should always be investigated for an underlying myeloproliferative or dysplastic disease.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We present a rare case of a 61 year old with an isolated orbital MS without active leukemia. PMID: 26905183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Orbit - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Orbit Source Type: research
Conclusion Although laryngeal MS is a rare phenomenon, early recognition is key and patients should always be investigated for an underlying myeloproliferative or dysplastic disease.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conditions:   Acute Myeloid Leukemia;   Acute Myeloid Leukemia Arising From Previous Myelodysplastic Syndrome;   Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Multilineage Dysplasia;   Myeloid Sarcoma;   Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia;   Therapy-Related Acute Myeloid Leukemia;   Therapy-Related Myelodysplastic SyndromeInterventions:   Drug: Cytarabine;   Drug: VosaroxinSponsors:   Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center;   National Cancer Institute (NCI)Not yet recruiting - verified January 2016
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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