Isolated sarcoma with features of mixed-phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) is an extremely rare disease and it can be easily misdiagnosed as lymphoma or other malignancies. We herein report the case of a 61-year-old woman with non-leukemic sarcoma of the right pleura, pretracheal lymph node, and supraclavicular lymph node with features of MPAL, B/myeloid, not otherwise specified, which was first misdiagnosed as diffuse large B cell lymphoma. After performing a detailed re-examination of the biopsy specimens, few scattered eosinophilic myelocytes allowed us to reach a correct diagnosis of MPAL and the patient was thereafter successfully treated by intensified chemotherapy followed by cord blood transplantation.
- Mixed-phenotype acute leukemia
- Stem cell transplantation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine