DOI: 10.4103/joah.joah_74_23 ISSN: 1658-5127

Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Acute Spinal Cord Compression as the First Feature

Abdullah Almohammadi, Salem Bahashwan, Ahmad Barefah, Hatem AlAhwal, Osman Radhwi, Ghaith Barefah, Yara Daous
  • Hematology


Malignant myeloid sarcoma (chloroma) is a rare extramedullary solid tumor that consists of immature myeloid precursor cells, constantly associated with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Here, we report the case of a 35-year-old male who developed an acute paraplegia secondary to paraspinal chloroma associated with AML. A careful review of the patient’s history, blood smear, and bone marrow findings will decrease the chance of missing the diagnosis.

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