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.

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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