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June 1979

Primary Cutaneous PlasmacytomaReport of a Case and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Asheville, NC (Dr Canlas); Department of Surgery, Veterans Administration Hospital and University of Kentucky Medical Center (Dr Dillon); and Department of Pathology, Veterans Administration Hospital (Dr Loughrin), Lexington, Ky. Deceased.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(6):722-724. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010060030023

Clinical, laboratory, and pathologic findings from a case of malignant extramedullary plasmacytoma of the skin are presented. To our knowledge, this is the 11th reported case of extramedullary plasmacytoma of the skin and the second reported case with a complete follow-up and postmortem examination. In these two cases, surgical excision of the tumor mass, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy were ineffective. At necropsy, visceral metastases were found, but there was no bone marrow involvement.

(Arch Dermatol 115:722-724, 1979)