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Plasmacytoma of the mesentery


 Department of Medical Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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R Benson,
Department of Medical Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.241005

PMID: 30207325

Extramedullary plasmacytoma represents 3%–5% of all plasma cell neoplasms. Plasmacytomas of the mesentery are extremely rare. We report the case of a 56-year-old man who presented with an abdominal mass and was diagnosed to have plasmacytoma of the mesentery. A literature review was also conducted on publications pertaining to solitary mesenteric plasmacytomas. These patients present late by which time the abdominal mass has reached a significant size. Radiation as a modality for local control has a limited role in treating mesenteric plasmacytomas. Surgery is the preferred modality for local control. Patients must be kept on a regular follow-up as there is a risk of transformation to multiple myeloma.


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2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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