Iraqi Journal of Medical Sciences








Vol. 8 Issue 2 April - June / 2010
Published on website | Date : 2016-05-19 11:05:56

MULTIPLE MYELOMA WITH BREAST MASSES AS EXTRA MEDULLARY PLASMOCYTOMAS

Waseem F. Al Tememi, Alaa G. Hussein, Sinan W. Jasim, Ahmed H. Jasim, Abd AlMahdi A. Fattah


Abstract

Background: Breast involvement by immunolymphoproliferative disorders is rare. Primary & secondary malignant lymphomas of the breast are much more common than multiple myeloma, of which only 18 cases were reported in previous literature, till the year 2000.
Case presentation: We report a young female patient presented simultaneously with bilateral multiple breast masses & pathological fracture in right humorous that proved later on via histopathological examination to be a case of multiple myeloma associated with extramedullary plasmocytoma involving breasts.
Discussion and Conclusion: There were diagnostic difficulties caused by the lack of specific radiological & sonographic features that differentiate between primary or secondary breast tumor & breast infiltration by immunolymphoproliferative disorders.
Key words: Plasma cell diseases, plasmocytoma, multiple myeloma, breast mass


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