Bilateral epibulbar granulocytic sarcomas: A case of an 8-year-old girl with acute myeloid leukaemia

Caroline Rosenberg, Paul T. Finger, Louis Furlan, Codrin E. Iacob

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Abstract

Purpose: An 8-year-old girl with a history of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) presented with bilateral ocular discomfort, conjunctival injection, photophobia, and epiphora. Methods: Clinical examination andhigh-frequency ultrasound showed bilateral epibulbar tumours. Results: Granulocytic sarcomas were suspected and leukaemic infiltration was confirmed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy based cytopathologic examination. Conclusions: Epibulbar granulocytic sarcoma in AML is rare (particularly in a child). We describe the first high-frequency ultrasound images and illustrate the use of a minimally invasive fine-needle aspiration biopsy technique to confirm our diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-172
Number of pages3
JournalGraefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume245
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chloroma
  • Eye
  • Granulocytic sarcoma
  • Leukaemia
  • Paediatric

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