A rare cause of mechanical obstruction: Intestinal myeloid sarcoma
Tayfun Yoldaş, Varlık Erol, Batuhan Demir, Cüneyt Hoşcoşkun
Department of General Surgery, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
Myeloid sarcoma is a rare aggressive tumour that originates from immature extramedullary myeloid cells. It can be seen as a relapse in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia. Sometimes it can be seen in the form of a solid tumour without any evidence of leukaemia. A case of a 44-year-old male patient who was admitted with symptoms and signs of mechanical intestinal bowel obstruction was operated on. The operation findings showed small bowel obstruction due to a mass. The mass was then resected with end-to-end intestinal anastomosis. The resected mass pathology results were consistent with myeloid sarcoma. The post-operative period was uneventful and adjuvant therapy was applied. In this case report we aimed to evaluate the clinical signs and treatment modalities of small intestinal myeloid sarcoma.
This case is presented in 18th National Surgical Congress (23-27 May 2012, Izmir)
Keywords: Intestinal obstruction, sarcoma, myeloid
Written informed consent was obtained from patient who participated in this case.
Concept - T.Y., V.E.; Design - T.Y., V.E.; Supervision - T.Y., C.H.; Funding - B.D.; Materials - T.Y., V.E.; Data Collection and/or Processing - T.Y., B.D.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - C.H.; Literature Review - T.Y., V.E.; Writer - V.E.; Critical Review - C.H.
No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.