Solitary Dural Plasmacytoma Mimicking Meningioma and Invading Calvarium


Hasturk A. E. , Basmaci M., Erten F., Cesur N., Yilmaz E. R. , Kertmen H.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.24, no.2, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31827c85ba
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY

Abstract

Solitary plasmacytoma comprises 2%-10% of all plasma cell diseases. Cranial localization of plasmacytoma is quite rare. They may emerge after years without systemic involvement and symptoms. They may be confused with other tumors as they are not remembered primarily in radiological diagnosis. The definite diagnosis is made upon histopathological examination. Surgical resection followed by radiotherapy is the first choice of therapy. Chemotherapy may be administered for secretory tumors. In this paper, we discussed a patient who underwent surgery with the prediagnosis of meningioma and histopathologically diagnosed with plasmacytoma.