Granulocytic sarcoma presenting as an ulcerative mucogingival lesion: report of a case and review of the literature.
Granulocytic sarcoma is a localized tumor of granulocytic precursor cells. It was first described by Burns in 1811. Reported sites of its occurrence include visceral organs, lymph nodes, skin, bone, periosteum, and soft tissue. The tumor is usually found in association with acute myeloid leukemia. In many cases, it occurs in patients with a known myeloproliferative disorder and is associated with a “blastic” crisis. Granulocytic sarcoma is uncommon in the oral cavity. In this report, a case of granulocytic sarcoma presenting as an ulcerative maxillary mucogingival lesion is presented. The literature concerning this subject is also reviewed.
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery