Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma in the retroperitoneum

Tse Ching Chen, Jin Hou Wu, Kwai Fong Ng, Jau Min Lien, Chien Fu Hung

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Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma is an uncommon neoplasm and occurs most frequently in the upper respiratory tract. Herein, we reported a solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma in the retroperitoneum. A 28-year-old man presented with obstructive jaundice and a retroperitoneal tumor. Ultrasound-guided biopsy confirmed that the lesion was a plasma cell neoplasm. A detailed investigation showed that no other sites were involved. The tumor got a moderate reduction following local irradiation, and a complete remission was achieved after 12 courses of adjuvant chemotherapy. Therefore, the possibility of a solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of obstructive jaundice without a history of multiple myeloma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Hematology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Extramedullary plasmacytoma
  • Obstructive jaundice
  • Retroperitoneum
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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