Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with solitary plasmacytoma?

Updated: Dec 31, 2019
  • Author: Suzanne R Fanning, DO; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Orthopedic evaluation is recommended for patients with solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP) because lesions may cause spinal cord compression syndrome or pathologic fractures. Therapeutic procedures, such as kyphoplasty, can be implemented in order to restore vertebral structure.

An ear, nose, and throat evaluation is recommended for patients with extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) of the head and neck to precisely localize the lesion, obtain an adequate biopsy (including lymph nodes), and plan possible resection.


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