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chloroma


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A solid collection of leukaemic cells occurring outside the bone marrow. It is composed of immature malignant white blood cells and is a manifestation of acute myeloid leukaemia. Although rare, chloromas may be seen in any tissue or organ including the skin and gingivae, where they may appear as asymptomatic raised nodules or plaques sometimes with a greenish tinge; they are observed more frequently in children and young adults.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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