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Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the palpebral conjunctiva.
  1. J. M. Seddon,
  2. J. M. Corwin,
  3. J. J. Weiter,
  4. J. U. Brisbane and
  5. F. C. Sutula


    A 63-year-old man had a solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the conjunctiva for several years with no history of ocular inflammation or systemic abnormalities. Immunoperoxidase staining was consistent with a neoplastic lesion. This is the only well documented such case in the recent literature to the best of our knowledge. This rare condition is contrasted with reactive plasma cell granuloma, a benign inflammatory condition, which comprises most of the cases previously reported as plasmacytomas. Since extraskeletal plasmacytomas may be the first manifestation of multiple myeloma, these patients deserve appropriate diagnostic evaluation and close follow-up.

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