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Cutaneous Chloroma(Granulocytic Sarcoma)—A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Hsin-Yi Lin , Hsu-Jung Hsieh , Tzei-Yi Lin
Dermatol Sinica 22 : 64-68, 2004

Chloroma is a rare green tumor that occurs in extramedullary sites. It is composed of myeloid series cells and may present in patients with acute or chronic leukemia and myelodyslastic syndromes, and in aleukemic patient as well. Chloroma is usually misdiagnosed as malignant lymphoma. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry help provide an accurate diagnosis. We present a case of a 51-year-old woman who noted a progressive enlargement of a green plaque over the left nasal ala. Skin biopsy showed a picture of chloroma. Herein we report this case and review the related literature.

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