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Encyclopedia > Extramedullary plasmacytoma
Extramedullary plasmacytoma
ICD-10 code: C90.2 (ICD-O 9734/3)
ICD-9 code: 238.6

Plasmacytoma refers to a malignant monoclonal plasma cell tumor growing either in bone or soft tissue. The following codes are used with International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... The International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) is a domain specific extension of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems for tumor diseases. ... The following is a list of codes for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... In medicine, malignant is a clinical term that is used to describe a clinical course that progresses rapidly to death. ... Monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are antibodies that are identical because they were produced by one type of immune cell, all clones of a single parent cell. ... Plasma cells are B lymphocytes that secrete immunoglobulins (antibodies). ... See the article about cancer for the main article about malignant tumors. ... Grays illustration of a human femur, a typically recognized bone. ... In medicine, the term soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body. ...

When used without modifiers, the term sometimes is used to describe the disease "Extramedullary plasmacytoma" (with "extramedullary" meaning out of the medulla.) Medulla can refer to: The medulla oblongata, a part of the brainstem Medulla, Florida, a U.S. city The 2004 music album Medúlla by Icelandic singer Björk. ...

See also

Multiple myeloma (also known as MM, myeloma, plasma cell myeloma, or as Kahlers disease after Otto Kahler) is a presently incurable hematological malignancy of plasma cells, the cells of the immune system that produce antibodies. ...

External links

  • eMedicine
  • The Internet Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
  • The Doctor's Doctor
  • National Cancer Institute

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Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the nasal cavity: treatment perspective in a developing nation. - Encyclopedia.com (1619 words)
Extramedullary plasmacytomas are uncommon tumors, with a worldwide annual incidence of 3 per 100,000 population.
Hence, a diagnosis of a solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma was established.
Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the head and neck region: Clinicopathological correlation in 25 cases.
Extramedullary plasmacytoma arising from the nasal septum. - Encyclopedia.com (1423 words)
Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare soft-tissue malignant neoplasm that is made up of monoclonal plasma cells.
Extramedullary plasmacytoma is more common in males (ratio: 4 to 1), and 95% of cases occur in patients older than 40 years.
(10) Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the upper aerodigestive tract usually presents as a submucosal, reddish, sessile or polypoid tumor that is rarely ulcerated.
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