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Extramedullary Relapse in a Case of Multiple Myeloma Involving the Thyroid Cartilage: Case Report and Review of Literature

Extramedullary Relapse in a Case of Multiple Myeloma Involving the Thyroid Cartilage: Case Report... Indian J Surg Oncol (October–December 2011) 2(4):313–315 DOI 10.1007/s13193-011-0097-z CASE REPORT Extramedullary Relapse in a Case of Multiple Myeloma Involving the Thyroid Cartilage: Case Report and Review of Literature Nilkamal Kumar & A. N. Pandey & Rajesh Kashyap & Gaurav Agarwal Received: 10 September 2011 /Accepted: 24 October 2011 /Published online: 19 November 2011 Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2011 Introduction but the involvement of the thyroid cartilage is a rare phenomenon. Only few cases have been reported in the Multiple myeloma (MM) is a B-cell malignancy occurring English literature so far [3–6]. due to monoclonal expansion of plasma cells. It accounts We report a 63- year- old patient with multiple myeloma, for 10% of all hematopoietic malignancies. The classic triad who developed plasmacytoma involving the thyroid carti- in the diagnosis of MM is detection of serum or urine lage 4 years after treatment with chemotherapy and monoclonal or M protein, greater than 10% plasmacytosis autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). on bone marrow examination and the presence of lytic bone lesions on radiological evaluation [1]. In rare instances, the plasma cell neoplasm may arise within the soft tissues, Case Report termed as extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMP) [2]. The EMP can http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology Springer Journals

Extramedullary Relapse in a Case of Multiple Myeloma Involving the Thyroid Cartilage: Case Report and Review of Literature

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Springer Journals
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2011 Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
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0975-7651
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0976-6952
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10.1007/s13193-011-0097-z
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Indian J Surg Oncol (October–December 2011) 2(4):313–315 DOI 10.1007/s13193-011-0097-z CASE REPORT Extramedullary Relapse in a Case of Multiple Myeloma Involving the Thyroid Cartilage: Case Report and Review of Literature Nilkamal Kumar & A. N. Pandey & Rajesh Kashyap & Gaurav Agarwal Received: 10 September 2011 /Accepted: 24 October 2011 /Published online: 19 November 2011 Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2011 Introduction but the involvement of the thyroid cartilage is a rare phenomenon. Only few cases have been reported in the Multiple myeloma (MM) is a B-cell malignancy occurring English literature so far [3–6]. due to monoclonal expansion of plasma cells. It accounts We report a 63- year- old patient with multiple myeloma, for 10% of all hematopoietic malignancies. The classic triad who developed plasmacytoma involving the thyroid carti- in the diagnosis of MM is detection of serum or urine lage 4 years after treatment with chemotherapy and monoclonal or M protein, greater than 10% plasmacytosis autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). on bone marrow examination and the presence of lytic bone lesions on radiological evaluation [1]. In rare instances, the plasma cell neoplasm may arise within the soft tissues, Case Report termed as extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMP) [2]. The EMP can

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Indian Journal of Surgical OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2011

Keywords: surgical oncology; oncology; surgery

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