Paraneoplastic Hyperleukocytosis Mimicking Hematologic Malignancy Revealing a Localized Lung Cancer

Amira Marouf, Nicolas Chapuis, Anne Sophie Alary, Barbara Burroni, Olivier Kosmider, Marco Alifano, Didier Bouscary
Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2020, 109 (3): e203-e206
Paraneoplastic leukemoid reaction is a challenging differential diagnosis when it presents at the time of diagnosis of cancer. Severe hyperleukocytosis with elevation of blood neutrophils and monocytes counts can evoke myeloid hematologic malignancies. We report the case of a patient who presented with blood and bone marrow features highly suggestive of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. The diagnosis of primary lung sarcomatoid carcinoma was performed. Surgical removal of this tumor which will always remain the priority led to full normalization of blood cell count.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"