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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-106

Thoracic solitary plasmacytoma: Single Indonesian teaching hospital experience


1 Lecturer, Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Spine Research Laboratory, Universitas Padjadjaran, Dr Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia
2 Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran, Dr Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia

Correspondence Address:
Farid Yudoyono
Lecturer, Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Spine Research Laboratory, Universitas Padjadjaran, Dr Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Jl Pasteur, No 38, Bandung 40161
Indonesia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10039-1022

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Plasmacytoma is a rare disease, which afflicts two to three people per every 100,000 of the general population. Solitary plasmacytoma accounts for 5% of the plasma cell neoplasm. Solitary plasmacytoma of the bone appears more vividly in the axial skeleton (25-60%), which has the red marrow and usually affects the thoracic vertebrae. We report two cases who has a bilateral weakness inferior extremity. After being treated for the muscle pain, his symptoms of pain were changed into weakness and allesthesia. We checked the MRI and found a mass lesion in the T9 vertebra, but there were no significant laboratory findings, in blood and urine samples. Finally, he got a laminectomy due to the aggravation of the weakness. The result of biopsy indicated that it was a solitary plasmacytoma of the spine. After 5 months later, the weakness had disappeared.


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