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Imaging Features of Breast Plasmacytoma


  • Şeyma Babaoğlu
  • Necdet Poyraz
  • Buğra Kaya
  • Sıddıka Fındık
  • Sinan Demircioğlu

Received Date: 06.02.2021 Accepted Date: 17.03.2021 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2022;31(2):163-165 PMID: 35771076

Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) occurs as a result of abnormal proliferation of plasma cells outside the bone marrow. Breast plasmacytomas are rare. Radiologically, they can be confused with benign and malignant lesions of the breast. It is important to be able to diagnose EMP in the breast since the treatment strategy is different from that of other lesions and allows for the diagnosis and early treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) relapse. We report imaging and clinicopathological findings of an EMP case in which a 65-year-old patient with MM in remission presented with breast masses.

Keywords: PET/CT, plasmacytoma, breast, ultrasonography, mammography


Informed Consent: It has received institutional ethics approval.

Peer-review: Externally and internally peer-reviewed.

Authorship Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: S.D., S.F., Concept: B.K., Design: N.P., Data Collection or Processing: Ş.B., Analysis or Interpretation: N.P., B.K., S.F., S.D., Literature Search: Ş.B., Writing: Ş.B.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.


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