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SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF A CHILD WITH CARDIAC MYELOID SARCOMA -- A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
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  • DHAARANI JAYARAMAN,
  • Rishab Bhurat,
  • Jebaraj Rathinasamy,
  • Sri Gayathri Shanmugam,
  • Julius Scott
DHAARANI JAYARAMAN
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
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Rishab Bhurat
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
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Jebaraj Rathinasamy
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
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Sri Gayathri Shanmugam
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
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Julius Scott
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
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Abstract

Myeloid sarcoma refers to the extramedullary deposition of myeloblasts characteristically seen in AML-FAB types M2, M4 and M5. Commonest sites include skin, orbit and lymph nodes. Myeloid sarcoma in heart is an extremely rare occurrence and usually leads to delayed diagnosis owing to consideration of other differentials and technical difficulties in obtaining tissue for biopsy. Overall survival rate as per available literature is 20-30%. Non-invasive mode of diagnosis, timely initiation of chemotherapy and meticulous supportive care are the keys to successful outcome.