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Case Reports in Medicine - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 3015947, 5 pages -

Case Report

Memphis Neurology, 1407 Union Avenue, No. 1400, Memphis, TN 38014, USA

Baptist Cancer Center, 6029 Walnut Grove Rd, No. 300, Memphis, TN 38120, USA

Received 18 September 2016; Accepted 1 December 2016

Academic Editor: Thomas R. Chauncey

Copyright © 2016 Sajish Jacob and Sadanand I. Patil. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Chronic myelogenous leukemia CML blast crisis is an ominous clinical event that is challenging to treat. This can develop at extramedullary sites rarely and is defined as the infiltration of blasts outside the bone marrow irrespective of proliferation of blasts within the bone marrow. We aim to report an unusual clinical presentation characterized by Horner’s syndrome, ipsilateral arm weakness, and cervical lymphadenopathy as the first signs of extramedullary blast crisis in a CML patient. To the best of our knowledge, the extramedullary locations involving the brachial plexus along with cervicothoracic paraspinal chloroma have not been previously reported in the literature.





Author: Sajish Jacob and Sadanand I. Patil

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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