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Solitary plasmacytoma of the index finger
  1. Yahya Daneshbod1,
  2. Pooria Ali Nowshadi1,
  3. Shahrzad Negahban1,
  4. Azita Aledavood1,
  5. Mani Ramzi2,
  6. Sara Fanaie1,
  7. Gholamreza Bedayat1,
  8. L Jeffrey Medeiros3
  1. 1Department of Pathology, Dr. Daneshbod Pathology Laboratory, Shiraz, Iran
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology- Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  3. 3Department of Hematopathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yahya Daneshbod, Department of Pathology, Dr. Daneshbod Pathology Laboratory, Shiraz 7134777118, Iran; y{at}daneshbod.com; daneshbk{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

Introduction Solitary osseous plasmacytoma rarely involves the distal extremities. We report a case and provide a brief review of the relevant literature.

Case presentation We report a 64-year-old man who presented with swelling, mild pain and a deformed right index finger. The workup led to the diagnosis of solitary osseous plasmacytoma and the patient eventually required amputation of his finger. With clinical follow-up, the disease spread to regional lymph nodes and subsequently the patient developed systemic involvement and received chemotherapy.

Conclusions Solitary osseous plasmacytoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of distal extremity neoplasms.

  • Bone Marrow
  • Bone Pathology
  • Bone Tumour Pathology
  • Lymph Node Pathology

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