Volume 18, Number 1, March 2006

Granulocytic Sarcoma Presenting as Marked Gingival Swelling

Yoshinori Jinbu,1 Kaoru Ikeda,1 Miki Aoki,1 Jiro Mitamura,2 Tadahide Noguchi,1 Mikio Kusama1
1Department of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jichi Medical School, and 2Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, International University of Health and Welfare, Tochigi, Japan

This report is of a 65-year-old man with a granulocytic sarcoma presenting as a gingival swelling. The patient was diagnosed as having natural killer-cell acute leukaemia by bone marrow biopsy. The gingival swelling resolved after chemotherapy.

Key words:
Gingiva, Sarcoma, Granulocytic

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006;18:67-71.
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