[Primary granulocytic sarcoma of the pancreas: efficacy of early treatment with intensive chemotherapy].

@article{Moreau1996PrimaryGS,
  title={[Primary granulocytic sarcoma of the pancreas: efficacy of early treatment with intensive chemotherapy].},
  author={Philippe Moreau and Noel Jean Milpied and Olivier Thomas and Maryse Fiche and V Parys and Jacques Paineau and J P Dutin and J. L. Harousseau},
  journal={La Revue de medecine interne},
  year={1996},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={677-9}
}
In the absence of systemic chemotherapy after the diagnosis of primary granulocytic sarcoma (PGS), all patients will subsequently develop acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). The authors describe a case of PGS of the head of the pancreas found at laparotomy in a 32-year-old man. The patient received early after surgery, two courses of high-dose chemotherapy and, with a follow-up of 2 years, never developed AML. This rare observation illustrates the necessity of further early systemic chemotherapy… CONTINUE READING