, Volume 35, Issue 7, pp 509–511 | Cite as

Granulocytic sarcoma (chloroma) causing spinal cord compression

  • B. J. Frohna
  • D. J. Quint
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


Granulocytic sarcoma (chloroma) is a rare solid tumor of myelogenous stem cells, usually appearing in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia and less commonly in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia or myeloproliferative disorders. We present a spinal epidural granulocytic sarcoma causing thoracic spinal cord compression in a patient with chronic anemia secondary to myelofibrosis.

Key words

Chloroma Myelofibrosis Spine MRI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. J. Frohna
    • 1
  • D. J. Quint
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuroradiology, Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan HospitalsAnn ArborUSA

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