Plasmacytoma of the testis in a patient with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma: Case report and review of the literature Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Testicular plasmacytoma, whether occurring as a primary lesion or as a reflection of underlying multiple myeloma (MM), is a rare disease. We report the case of a 38-year-old male with multiply relapsed MM, who was found to have a testicular plasmacytoma. He presented with a gradually enlarging scrotal mass. Following orchidectomy, pathologic examination of the specimen demonstrated a plasmacytoma. In the context of active MM, the specimen was also sent for cytogenetic analysis but this was unhelpful in guiding a chemotherapy regime, which still continues at time of reporting. Although a rare lesion, there remains no definitive treatment protocol for the management of testicular plasmacytoma representing an extramedullary manifestation of MM.

authors

  • Khan, M
  • Rajarubendra, N
  • Azer, S
  • Skene, A
  • Harrison, S
  • Campbell, B
  • Lawrentschuk, N

publication date

  • 2015