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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 104-106

Plasmablastic extramedullary plasmacytoma


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Irulandy Ponniah
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai - 600 003, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.94874

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Extramedullary plasmactyoma is the solitary, soft tissue form of plasma cell neoplasm but lack the defining features of medullary or multiple myeloma. The diagnosis is difficult to make in routine practice setting due to the morphological and immunohistochemical overlap with plasmablastic lymphoma. We report a case of plasmablastic extramedullary plasmacytoma in a 52-year-old in the mandibular lingual gingiva and discuss its differential from plasmablastic lymphoma. The gingival mass regressed with primary radiotherapy.


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