Plasmacytoma of the ovary: A case report and literature review

Jonathan D. Emery, Alexander W. Kennedy, Raymond R. Tubbs, William J. Castellani, Mohamad A. Hussein

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Background. Ovarian plasmacytomas are a unique and unusual presentation of extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMP). A report of the seventh such case is presented with review of the previous six cases. Methods. Surgical and medical staging were performed on the present case. The literature is reviewed. Results. EMP involving the ovary is usually large at the time of presentation, more likely involving the left side, and without evidence of disseminated disease. As in other plasma cell dyscrasia, IgG paraprotein is more frequently involved. Conclusion. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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