How is solitary plasmacytoma staged?

Updated: Dec 31, 2019
  • Author: Suzanne R Fanning, DO; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Wiltshaw classified soft-tissue plasmacytoma into 3 clinical stages, as follows [3] :

  • Stage I – Limited to an extramedullary site
  • Stage II – Involvement of regional lymph nodes
  • Stage III – Multiple metastasis (although it is no longer a solitary plasmacytoma)

The therapeutic and prognostic value of this classification needs further evaluation.


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