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.
|Number of pages
|Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
|Published - Jan 2007
- Granulocytic sarcoma