SOLITARY intracranial plasmacytoma is uncommon. For this reason and because it may respond favorably to surgery and radiation therapy, the following case was considered of special interest.
Report of Case First Admission (Nov 17, 1961).—
A 44-year-old woman was admitted to the Psychiatry Service at the Charity Hospital of New Orleans. The admitting psychiatric diagnosis was reactive depression, but after consultation she was transferred to the neurosurgical service. Her sister said that the patient had had headaches, memory loss, and progressive mental depression since February 1961. The patient attributed the headaches to a blow delivered by a falling board which had struck her forehead at the hairline. She was stunned but did not lose consciousness. The blow produced a lump at the site of injury which had decreased in size, but was still present at the time of admission. The first of five seizures occurred one month before admission.
John Moossy, Charles B. Wilson. Solitary Intracranial Plasmacytoma. Arch Neurol. 1967;16(2):212–216. doi:10.1001/archneur.1967.00470200100009