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Extramedullary plasmacytoma producing biclonal gammopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8400505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of extramedullary plasmacytoma presenting with biclonal gammopathy is reported. The patient was an 82-year-old man in whom monoclonal-protein (M-protein) was not noted during his first hospitalization. On his second hospitalization generalized lymph node swelling and biclonal gammopathy (IgG-kappa, IgA-kappa) were observed. Histological findings were compatible with those of extramedullary plasmacytoma. In the terminal stages, the patient became cachexic. The autopsy disclosed dissemination of the plasmacytoma. Only two other cases have been reported in the literature, and a review of these previous reports is included.
K Uejima; Y Horikawa; Y Sakamura; J Takayama; I Nakajima; T Fujii; N Tominaga; M Osawa; K Aozasa; T Tamaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0918-2918     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-05     Completed Date:  1993-11-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  412-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Izumisano Municipal Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Hypergammaglobulinemia / etiology*,  immunology
Plasmacytoma / complications*,  immunology

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