Mediastinum
Hematopoietic / dendritic
Plasmacytoma


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Revised: 11 December 2019

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PubMed Search: Plasmacytoma mediastinum

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Epidemiology
  • Elderly, often with multiple myeloma or paraproteinemia
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Sheets of polygonal cells with round, eccentric nuclei, coarsely stippled chromatin (clockface nuclei), homogenous amphophilic cytoplasm
  • Also binucleated forms, perinuclear clearing (perinuclear hofs), discohesive cells at periphery
Microscopic (histologic) images

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CD138+ plasma cells

Plasma cells show excess lambda chain expression

Positive stains
Electron microscopy description
  • Abundant rough endoplasmic reticulum, no intercellular junctional complexes, no neurosecretory granules
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