IgG myeloma presenting as a large mediastinal mass and pleural effusion

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Summary: Plasmacytoma, a rare form of plasma cell dyscrasia, refers to a neoplastic proliferation of plasma cells. Although the upper aerodigestive tract is the most common site for extramedullary plasmacytoma, mediastinal and pleural involvement is extremely rare. We report the case of a patient who presented with a large mediastinal mass and pleural effusion. Diagnosis was challenging and subsequently made as mediastinal extramedullary plasmacytoma with simultaneous myelomatous pleural effusion. Further investigations revealed multiple myeloma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • Extramedullary
  • Mediastinal
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Plasmacytoma


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