chloroma


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chloroma

[klə′rō·mə]
(medicine)
A focal tumorous proliferation of granulocytes, with or without the blood findings of granulocytic leukemia; the sectioned surfaces of the mass are green.
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Wuillemin WA, Vischer MW, Tobler A, Fey ME Relapse of acute myeloblastic leukaemia presenting as temporal bone chloroma with facial nerve paralysis.
The tissue obtained is often green in color, hence the term chloroma.
GS, which is synonymous with chloroma, myeloblastoma, and extramedullary leukemia, is a localized tumor .
Granulocytic sarcoma is synonymous with extramedullary myeloid sarcoma, myeloblastoma, and chloroma.
The term chloroma comes from the green color of the immature myelocytes that are imparted by the enzyme myeloperoxidase in the cytoplasm.
Isolated meningeal chloroma (granulocytic sarcoma) in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia mimicking a falx meningioma.
Chloroma (chlor = green, oma = tumor) is an old clinical term that refers to the green hue identified in fresh specimens as a result of myeloperoxidase production.