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Calvarial Plasmacytoma Mimicking Meningioma as the Initial Presentation of Multiple Myeloma.

TitleCalvarial Plasmacytoma Mimicking Meningioma as the Initial Presentation of Multiple Myeloma.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMorgenstern P, Pisapia D, Ramakrishna R
JournalCureus
Volume9
Issue3
Paginatione1126
Date Published2017 Mar 29
ISSN2168-8184
Abstract

Plasmacytoma of the calvarium is a well-described feature of multiple myeloma and in some cases has been reported as a solitary lesion. However, when associated with multiple myeloma these are typically identified after the initial diagnosis is made. This case is unusual in that the diagnosis of plasmacytoma was first suspected in a patient thought to have a meningioma on the day of surgery, when a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated spontaneous involution of the mass. Recognition of evolving changes in a calvarial or dural-based lesion should prompt the practitioner to consider alternative diagnoses other than meningioma prior to proceeding with surgical resection.

DOI10.7759/cureus.1126
Alternate JournalCureus
PubMed ID28465873
PubMed Central IDPMC5409815