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European Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 503–506 | Cite as

Solitary plasmacytomas of the occipital bone: a report of two cases

  • K. Okamoto
  • J. Ito
  • T. Furusawa
  • K. Sakai
  • S. Tokiguchi
  • M. Sato
  • R. Tanaka
  • K. Nemoto
  • K. Oyanagi
Case report

Abstract.

The radiological appearances of two cases of solitary plasmacytoma in the occipital bone are described. One arose in the lateral part and the other in the squama. They showed characteristic radiological features on CT, MRI and angiography. Bone scintigraphy and gallium scintigraphy were also available. Solitary plasmacytoma of the skull is a rare condition and usually occurs in the calvarium. The skull base is an extremely rare site and only four cases have been reported. The literature of solitary plasmacytoma of the skull is reviewed.

Key words: Skull Occipital bone Plasmacytoma CT MRI 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Okamoto
    • 1
  • J. Ito
    • 2
  • T. Furusawa
    • 1
  • K. Sakai
    • 1
  • S. Tokiguchi
    • 2
  • M. Sato
    • 3
  • R. Tanaka
    • 3
  • K. Nemoto
    • 4
  • K. Oyanagi
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Niigata University School of Medicine, 1–757 Asahimachi-dori, Niigata 951, JapanJP
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, School of Dentistry, Niigata University, Niigata, JapanJP
  3. 3.Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Niigata, JapanJP
  4. 4.Department of Pathology, Niigata Cancer Centre, Niigata, JapanJP
  5. 5.Brain Disease Research Centre, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University, Niigata, JapanJP

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