What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP)?

Updated: Mar 10, 2021
  • Author: Suzanne R Fanning, DO; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Radiographic assessment shows local bone destruction in most patients with nasal cavity or maxillary sinus involvement. [16]

Computed tomography (CT) scanning, MRI, and complete endoscopic examination of the aerodigestive and gastrointestinal tracts are required to determine the exact extent of the tumor and its potential for resectability. [15] These lesions may be associated with variable mass effect, infiltration and/or destruction of adjacent bone, muscle, fat, or vascular encasement. [46]

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