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One cancer destroys another: short report of a myeloid sarcoma causing ischaemic necrosis of an adenocarcinoma
  1. D Tucker1,
  2. P Sarsfield2,
  3. I Chandler2,
  4. P Kerr3
  1. 1Department of Haematology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
  2. 2Department of Histopathology, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK
  3. 3Department of Haematology, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr D Tucker, Department of Haematology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH, UK tucks60{at}


We present a highly unusual case and histological images of a patient who underwent complete resection of a perforated caecal adenocarcinoma caused by angiodestruction of the proximal vasculature by a distinct acute myeloid infiltrate. Both tumours were removed in their entirety at one visit to theatre and the patient remains well and in remission 18 months later.

  • Leukaemia
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Haemato-Oncology
  • Carcinoma
  • Gut Pathology

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