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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 446-448

Multiple myeloma presenting as mediastinal mass

1 Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Karthik Udupa
Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.136686

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Plasmacytomas can be classified as osseous (medullary) or non-osseous (extramedullary). Extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMP) are uncommon and may be primary or associated with multiple myeloma (MM). EMP arising from the mediastinum is extremely rare. We report two patients who presented with symptomatic mediastinal masses. On evaluation, these turned out to be EMP with coexisting MM.These two cases are being presented for their rarity and to highlight the unusual presentations of MM.

Abstract in Chinese

多发性骨髓瘤表现为纵隔肿块 摘要 浆细胞瘤可分为骨性(髓内)或非骨性(髓外的)。髓外浆细胞瘤(EMP)是罕见的,可能是原发性或与多发性骨髓瘤(MM)相关。纵隔发生的EMP是极为罕见的。我们报告两例症状性纵隔肿块。经诊断,这些原来是与MM共存的EMP。因其稀有性,我们报道了这两例病例,并强调了MM的不寻常表现。 关键词:髓外浆细胞瘤,纵隔,多发性骨髓瘤

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