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J Postgrad Med. 2018 Oct-Dec;64(4):255-257. doi: 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_296_18.

Plasmacytoma of the mesentery.

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


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.


Extramedullary; mesentery; multiple myeloma; plasmacytoma

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