Retro-peritoneal plasmacytoma: a case report and review of literature

Indian J Cancer. Jul-Sep 2004;41(3):133-4.


Solitary Extramedullary Plasmacytoma (EMP) is an uncommon neoplasm. When diagnosed, head and neck region is its most likely location. Rarely, it may occur in the retro-peritoneum. We report a 44 year old man with solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma in the retro peritoneum (RPEMP). The patient did not show response to three cycles of VAD chemotherapy. Thereafter Surgical excision of the mass was performed successfully. This is probably the first case report from Indian subcontinent.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Dexamethasone / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Doxorubicin / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Plasmacytoma / drug therapy
  • Plasmacytoma / pathology*
  • Plasmacytoma / surgery
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Vincristine / therapeutic use


  • Vincristine
  • Dexamethasone
  • Doxorubicin

Supplementary concepts

  • VAD protocol