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chloroma

 [klŏ-ro´mah]
a malignant, green-colored tumor arising from myeloid tissue, associated with myelogenous leukemia; it can occur anywhere in the body but has an affinity for the central nervous system, bone, and soft tissues of the head and neck. Called also granulocytic sarcoma.
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chlo·ro·ma

(klō-rō'mă),
A condition characterized by the development of multiple localized green masses of abnormal cells (in most instances, myeloblasts), especially in relation to the periosteum of the skull, spine, and ribs; the clinical course is similar to that of acute myeloid leukemia, although the tumors may precede the findings in blood and bone marrow; observed more frequently in children and young adults.
See also: granulocytic sarcoma.
[chloro- + G. -ōma, tumor]
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chlo·ro·ma

, chloroleukemia (klōr-ō'mă, klōr'ō-lū-kē'mē-ă)
A condition characterized by green masses of abnormal cells (in most instances, myeloblasts), especially in relation to the periosteum of the skull, spine, and ribs; the clinical course is similar to that of acute myeloid leukemia.
See also: granulocytic sarcoma
Synonym(s): chloromyeloma.
[chloro- + G. -ōma, tumor]
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chloroma

A form of acute LEUKAEMIA of granulocyte white cells in which green-coloured tumour masses occur. A kind of granulocytic SARCOMA.
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The tissue obtained is often green in color, hence the term chloroma. However, not all chloromas are green; therefore, the term granulocytic sarcoma is more appropriate (Neiman et al., 1981).
Intracerebral chloromas: Report of a case and review of literature.
Also known as chloroma, myeloblastoma, or extramedullary leukemia, granulocytic sarcomas can be found in almost every part of the body, such as the bones, orbit, paranasal sinuses, para- and intraspinal spaces, brain, skin, stomach, colon, kidney, breast, cervix, and vagina (Nishimura, Kyuma, Kamijo, & Maruta, 2004).
INTRODUCTION: Leukemia is a hematologic malignancy with systemic manifestations and rarely presents as a focal parenchymal infiltration called as chloroma (1,2) or Granulocytic sarcoma.
Granulocytic Sarcoma (Chloroma) Imaging Findings in adults and Children.
Granulocytic sarcoma (chloroma): sphenoidal sinus and paraspinal involvement as evaluated by CT and MR.