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An uncommon granulocytic sarcoma of the breast: a case report and literature review

Authors Zhai J, Kong X, Yang X, Gao J, Xuan L, Wang X, Wang J, Fang Y

Received 15 August 2017

Accepted for publication 8 December 2017

Published 25 June 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 3685—3690


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Editor who approved publication: Dr XuYu Yang

Jie Zhai,* Xiangyi Kong,* Xue Yang,* Jidong Gao, Lixue Xuan, Xiang Wang, Jing Wang, Yi Fang

Department of Breast Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) is an uncommon extramedullary manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia. GS is often likely to be clinically misdiagnosed as another type of primary breast cancer due to its rarity. We report an uncommon case of breast GS in a patient and review the relevant literature.

Keywords: granulocytic sarcoma, breast, misdiagnosis, immunohistochemistry

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