Primary gastric plasmacytoma

Abstract

A solitary primary gastric plasmacytoma in a 76-year-old man is reported. Presenting symptoms were anorexia, progressive weakness, and weight loss. Laboratory findings included anemia (Hgb 10.3 g/100 ml), trace-positive stool guaiac, and hyperglobulinemia of 3.3 g/100 ml with a diffuse increase in beta globulins (22%). Serum M protein, Bence-Jones proteinria, and multiple myeloma were absent. The patient was treated by chemotherapy alone with clinical improvement but died 6 months later from an unrelated stroke. The clinicopathologic features of gastric plasmacytoma are discussed.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01076603

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@article{Godard2005PrimaryGP, title={Primary gastric plasmacytoma}, author={Joseph E. Godard and James E. Fox and Michael J. Levinson}, journal={The American Journal of Digestive Diseases}, year={2005}, volume={18}, pages={508-512} }