Solitary bone plasmacytoma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


50 years-old man with a painful mass in lower left rib.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Chest X-ray

A soft tissue rounded mass is demonstrated within the left chest wall. 


CT Chest (selected images)

The mass is confirmed to be a soft tissue tumour eroding and destroying the rib. 

Case Discussion

Solitary bone plasmacytoma: The thoracic vertebrae are most commonly involved, followed by lumbar, sacral, and cervical vertebrae. The rib, sternum, clavicle, or scapula is involved in around 20% of cases.

This case was discussed in a multidisciplinary meeting where the diagnosis was announced. 

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Case information

rID: 12537
Published: 13th Dec 2010
Last edited: 15th Apr 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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