The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 455–459 | Cite as

Spontaneous regression of extramedullary plasmacytoma —A case report

  • Arunabh
  • S. Dutta Gupta
  • S. Bal
  • A. K. Sarda
  • M. Vijayraghavan
  • N. K. Shukla
  • M. M. Kapur
Case Reports


A case of extramedullary plasmacytoma in the soft tissues of the posterior chest wall of an 80-year old man is reported herein. Immunofluorescence study showed that the tumor cells produced IgGλ. An M-component was also detected in the patient’s serum by paper electrophoresis. Two months following the open biopsy done to establish diagnosis, the tumor underwent spontaneous regression and the M-component in the serum also disappeared. This is the first case report of spontaneous regression of an extramedullary plasmacytoma and the probable reasons for this spontaneous regression are discussed herein.

Key words

plasmacytoma of the chest wall spontaneous regression 


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© The Japan Surgical Society 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arunabh
    • 1
  • S. Dutta Gupta
    • 2
  • S. Bal
    • 1
  • A. K. Sarda
    • 1
  • M. Vijayraghavan
    • 2
  • N. K. Shukla
    • 1
  • M. M. Kapur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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