A case of granulocytic sarcoma (chloroma) of the palatal mucosa is reported. Granulocytic sarcomas are composed of a localized collection of immature myeloid cells and are considered to be specific lesions of AML or the onset of a blast crisis in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Localization in the oral cavity is rare. A review of the literature showed only thirty-six cases of granulocytic sarcoma in the oral cavity. In this paper we present patient's data and an overview of the literature.

Chloroma, Granulocytic, Oral cavity, Palatal swelling, Review, Sarcoma
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ooe.2005.09.003, hdl.handle.net/1765/65068
Oral Oncology Extra
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Koudstaal, M.J, van der Wal, K.G.H, Lam, K.H, Meeuwis, C.A, Speleman, L, & Levin, M.-D. (2006). Granulocytic sarcoma (chloroma) of the oral cavity: Report of a case and literature review. Oral Oncology Extra, 42(2), 70–77. doi:10.1016/j.ooe.2005.09.003