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Volume 10, Number 2, February 2019, pages 37-40

Utility of Fine Needle Aspiration for Diagnosis of Plasmacytoma


Figure 1.
Figure 1. A large mediastinal mass with multiple hypodensities.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Multiple lytic bone lesions along the spine.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. The neoplastic cells stain moderate to bright CD200, bright CD56 and CD38, and show kappa light chain restriction.
Figure 4.
Figure 4. A thin preparation stained by Papanicolaou stain highlights neoplastic plasma cells with Russell body (60 ×).
Figure 5.
Figure 5. A highly cellular aspirate stained with Diff-Quick stain demonstrates immature cells with blue cytoplasm and perinuclear hof with fine chromatin and prominent nucleoli (60 ×).
Figure 6.
Figure 6. A thin preparation stained with Diff-Quick stain demonstrates immature plasma cells at various stages of maturation (60 ×).


Table 1. Locations of Extramedullary Plasmacytomas Diagnosed by FNAs
NO.EMP locationsCountryAuthors
1Gall BladderUSASt. Romain et al [4]
2LiverGermanyBangerter et al [1]
3TonsilIndiaBhat et al [6]
4Anterior MediastinumUSA, Japan, TaiwanMallo et al [12]
5LarynxUSASaad et al [9]