Life-threatening conjunctival presentation of myeloid sarcoma
Version of Record online: 29 DEC 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Volume 36, Issue 8, pages 775–777, November 2008
How to Cite
Alexander, C., Lee, G. A., Whitehead, K., Bashford, J. and Jefferies, P. D. (2008), Life-threatening conjunctival presentation of myeloid sarcoma. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 36: 775–777. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2008.01885.x
- Issue online: 29 DEC 2008
- Version of Record online: 29 DEC 2008
- Received 1 June 2008; accepted 24 September 2008.
- acute myeloid leukaemia;
- myeloid sarcoma
Myeloid sarcoma is a life-threatening condition that can present rarely as a conjunctival lesion. This case report describes a 48-year-old woman who was diagnosed after conjunctival biopsy, subsequently systemically investigated and then treated with chemotherapy. Collaboration of the ophthalmologist, pathologist and oncologist was critical in the successful management of this patient.