Osteolytic bone lesions – A rare presentation of AML M6.

Geetha N., Sreelesh KP, Priya Mary Jacob, Lali VS, Rekha A Nair
  • Geetha N.
    Dr. Geetha Narayanan Professor of Medical Oncology Regional Cancer Centre Trivandrum 695011 India, India | geenarayanan@yahoo.com
  • Sreelesh KP
    Senior Resident Department of Medical Oncology Regional Cancer Centre Trivandrum 695011 India, India
  • Priya Mary Jacob
    Assistant Professor Department of Pathology Regional Cancer Centre Trivandrum 695011 India, India
  • Lali VS
    Medical Officer Department of Medical Oncology Regional Cancer Centre Trivandrum 695011 India, India
  • Rekha A Nair
    Additional Professor Department of Pathology Regional Cancer Centre Trivandrum 695011 India, India

Abstract

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) M6 is a rare form of AML  accounting  for < 5 % of all AML.  Extramedullary involvement  is very rarely seen in this entity.  Skeletal lesion has not been described in AML M6 before. We discuss the case of  a 17 year old boy with AML M6 who presented with  osteolytic lesion of right humerus.  He was treated with  induction and consolidation chemotherapy. The present case is the first report in literature of AML M6 presenting with skeletal lesions.

Keywords

Osteolytic lesion, AML

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