, Volume 60, Issue 6, pp 328–330 | Cite as

Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the testicle

Sonographic appearance and ultrasonically guided biopsy
  • L. Cavanna
  • F. Fornari
  • G. Civardi
  • M. Di Stasi
  • G. Sbolli
  • R. Foroni
  • F. Voltolini
  • L. Buscarini
Original article


Extramedullary plasmacytomas of the testis are extremely rare. This is a report of a patient with plasmacytoma of the testicle who also had an extramedullary plasmacytoma of the epipharynx 12 months earlier. Sonography (US) scans showed a heterogenous mass of the right testicle with hypoechoic echo pattern; ultrasonically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (UGFNAB) allowed confirmation of the diagnosis. Immunoperoxidase studies, performed on histologic specimen after a radical right orchiectomy showed a monoclonal staining pattern of intracellular immunoglobulin for IgA-K type. Bone marrow biopsy, skeletal X-ray and immunoelectrophoresis were all within normal limits. The patient was successfully treated by surgey and is still alive with no evidence of disease.

Key words

Sonography Ultrasound Testicular plasmacytoma Extramedullary plasmacytoma Ultrasonically guided biopsy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Cavanna
    • 1
  • F. Fornari
    • 1
  • G. Civardi
    • 1
  • M. Di Stasi
    • 1
  • G. Sbolli
    • 1
  • R. Foroni
    • 2
  • F. Voltolini
    • 3
  • L. Buscarini
    • 1
  1. 1.Divisione Medica I°Ospedale Civile di PiacenzaPiacenzaItaly
  2. 2.Servizio Anatomia PatologicaOspedale Civile di PiacenzaPiacenzaItaly
  3. 3.Divisione Chirurgica II°Ospedale Civile di PiacenzaPiacenzaItaly

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