Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

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

Multiple myeloma presenting as mediastinal mass


Soumya Panda1, Karthik Udupa1, Prasanth Ganesan1, Vandana Mahajan2 
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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Panda S, Udupa K, Ganesan P, Mahajan V. Multiple myeloma presenting as mediastinal mass.J Can Res Ther 2014;10:446-448


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Panda S, Udupa K, Ganesan P, Mahajan V. Multiple myeloma presenting as mediastinal mass. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];10:446-448
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