Solitary Plasmacytoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 31, 2019
  • Author: Suzanne R Fanning, DO; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is solitary plasmacytoma?

What are the IMWG diagnostic criteria for solitary plasmacytoma?

What is the risk of recurrence of solitary plasmacytoma?

What is the pathophysiology of solitary plasmacytoma?

What causes solitary plasmacytoma?

What is the prevalence of solitary plasmacytoma?

What is the prognosis of solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP)?

What is the prognosis of extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of solitary plasmacytoma?

What are the differential diagnoses for Solitary Plasmacytoma?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP)?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of solitary plasmacytoma?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of solitary plasmacytoma?

How is solitary plasmacytoma staged?

Treatment

How is solitary plasmacytoma treated?

How is solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP) treated?

How is extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of solitary plasmacytoma?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with solitary plasmacytoma?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of solitary plasmacytoma?

Guidelines

What are the NCCN guidelines on the treatment of solitary plasmacytoma?