Accelerated phase of chronic myeloid leukemia presenting with hypercalcemia and a mediastinal mass

M. Quitt, J. Kelner, J. Sova, P. Froom, E. Aghai

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Abstract

A patient with chronic myeloid leukemia developed hypercalcemia as a presenting sign of the accelerated phase of the disease. Ultrasound of the neck showed a large hypodense mass connected to the thyroid gland, which was thought to be a parathyorid tumor and the cause of the hypercalcemia. Histology of the surgically removed mass revealed a chloroma. The patient's course was complicated by respiratory failure and metastatic calcinosis of the lung, an unusual finding in hypercalcemia of short duration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalActa Haematologica
Volume99
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calcinosis of lung
  • Chloroma
  • Chronic myeloid leukemia
  • Hypercalcemia

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