alexa Subcutaneous plasmacytoma metastasis precipitated by tunneled central venous catheter insertion.
Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Journal of Cytology & Histology

Author(s): Gaba RC, Kenny JP, Gundavaram P, Katz JR, Escuadro LR,

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Abstract Extramedullary plasmacytomas are tumors of monoclonal plasma cells arising within soft tissue that uncommonly occur in multiple myeloma patients. While sporadic development of these tumors at cutaneous trauma sites, including venous catheter access sites, has been reported, interventional radiologists seldom encounter this disease. Herein, we describe a case of metastatic subcutaneous plasmacytoma precipitated by tunneled central venous catheter insertion in a male patient undergoing stem cell therapy for treatment of multiple myeloma. In addition, we review the identification, diagnostic pitfalls, pathogenesis, and treatment of this rare entity.
This article was published in Case Rep Oncol and referenced in Journal of Cytology & Histology

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