Vena cava superior syndrome due to sternal plasmacytoma in the course of systemic myeloma

Haematologia (Budap). 2002;32(4):529-33.


Here we present a patient with multiple myeloma course. The first clinical manifestation was superior vena cava syndrome due to a huge sternal plasmocytoma. The patient was treated with a combination of high dose radiotherapy and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. We suggest careful evaluation of these patients with respect to aggressive therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bone Neoplasms / complications*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Myeloma / complications
  • Multiple Myeloma / therapy
  • Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Plasmacytoma / complications*
  • Plasmacytoma / therapy
  • Sternum*
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / etiology*
  • Transplantation, Autologous