Extramedullary plasmacytoma diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology

A report of four cases

Radha R. Pai, C. V. Raghuveer

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) diagnosis of plasmacytoma is rare. CASES: Four cases of plasmacytoma were diagnosed by FNAC. The patients had clinically palpable lesions in more than one anatomic site. The sites of aspiration included lymph nodes, soft tissue swellings and a bony mass. The ages of the patients ranged from 42 to 80 years (mean, 62 years), and all the patients were male. All four cases showed a monomorphous population of well-differentiated myeloma cells in aspiration smears. Serum electrophoresis demonstrated an M spike in all cases, and Bence Jones protein was detected in the urine sample in one case. Radiologic and bone marrow findings also substantiated the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. CONCLUSION: FNAC diagnosis of plasmacytoma at extramedullary sites offers the opportunity for noninvasive verification of widespread involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-966
Number of pages4
JournalActa Cytologica
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1996
Externally publishedYes

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Plasmacytoma
Fine Needle Biopsy
Cell Biology
Bence Jones Protein
Multiple Myeloma
Electrophoresis
Lymph Nodes
Bone Marrow
Urine
Serum
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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Pai, Radha R. ; Raghuveer, C. V. / Extramedullary plasmacytoma diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology : A report of four cases. In: Acta Cytologica. 1996 ; Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 963-966.
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In: Acta Cytologica, Vol. 40, No. 5, 01.01.1996, p. 963-966.

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