Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP): Report of a case manifested as a mediastinal mass and multiple pulmonary nodules and review of literature

Shi Ping Luh*, Yih Shyong Lai, Chung Hong Tsai, Thomas Chang Yao Tsao

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Abstract

Background: Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is a rare plasma cell neoplasm of soft tissue without bone marrow involvement or other systemic characteristics of multiple myeloma Case presentation: A 42 year-old woman presented with intermittent dry cough of 10 months duration. Her breathing sound was slightly coarse without rales or rhonchi on auscultation. CT scan revealed a right anterior mediastinal shadow with multiple pulmonary nodular lesions. A video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed. Histopathology showed it to be a myeloma. Conclusion: This is the first presentation of EMP with a mediastinal mass with multiple pulmonary nodules.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 10 2007
Externally publishedYes

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