Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma or plasmacytoma of the ovary? A case report and a literature review

Tiziana Tomaselli, Drusilla Rollo, Francesco Tarsitano, Rosangela Trezzi, Claudio Crescini

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Abstract

Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) are rare neoplasms, most commonly occurring in the upper respiratory tract and rarely arise in the ovary. A 46-year-old woman presented with a history of abdominal mass associated with acute episodes of pain. A mobile abdomino-pelvic mass measuring 13.6 x 8.8 cm arising from the right adnexa. The patient subsequently underwent an exploratory laparotomy. We report the nine such case ever identified in the literature. These tumors are usually large at the time of presentation, more likely involving the left ovary and usually without evidence of disseminated disease. Adjuvant treatment for ovarian plasmacytomas is not clearly established; however, if complete surgical resection is achieved and no evidence of multiple myeloma is found, observation should be strongly considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Extramedullary plasmacytoma
  • Lymphoplasmacytic
  • Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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