Solitary pleural plasmacytomas manifested as a massive pleural effusion without evidence of monoclonal gammopathy

Po Hao Feng, Chung Chi Huang, Chih Wei Wang, Yao Kuang Wu, Ying Huang Tsai

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Abstract

The majority of extramedullary plasmacytomas involve the upper respiratory tract but only a few are associated with serum monoclonal gammopathy. Most extramedullary plasmacytomas respond to local radiotherapy and have a better prognosis than multiple myeloma. Solitary plasmacytomas, involving the pleura, are very rare. This case report describes a patient with a solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma involving the pleura, and no evidence of serum, urine or pleural fluid paraproteins. Diagnosis was made by strongly positive immunohistochemical stains with CD38, CD138 and MUM-1 of the pleural tumour. The response to both radiotherapy and chemotherapy was poor and the patient died shortly after diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-753
Number of pages3
JournalRespirology
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Coloring Agents
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Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Multiple myeloma
  • Plasma cell tumour
  • Plasmacytoma
  • Pleural monoclonal gammopathy

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Solitary pleural plasmacytomas manifested as a massive pleural effusion without evidence of monoclonal gammopathy. / Feng, Po Hao; Huang, Chung Chi; Wang, Chih Wei; Wu, Yao Kuang; Tsai, Ying Huang.

In: Respirology, Vol. 13, No. 5, 07.2008, p. 751-753.

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Feng, Po Hao ; Huang, Chung Chi ; Wang, Chih Wei ; Wu, Yao Kuang ; Tsai, Ying Huang. / Solitary pleural plasmacytomas manifested as a massive pleural effusion without evidence of monoclonal gammopathy. In: Respirology. 2008 ; Vol. 13, No. 5. pp. 751-753.
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