EXTRAMEDULLARY plasma cell tumors are comparatively rare. Hellwig1 analyzed the literature from 1905 to 1942 and found 127 cases, to which he added another. Included in this review were only 2 cases2 of plasma cell tumors of the skin.
A patient with an unusual condition involving the skin, mucous membrane of the throat and the lymph nodes recently came under our observation. After much deliberation, it was concluded that these lesions represent a rare variant of plasma cell tumor. The case is described in some detail in the following paragraphs.
REPORT OF A CASE
A 53 year old Negro man was admitted to the medical service of Roper Hospital on Jan. 24, 1948, complaining of "lumps on my face and body" first noticed about one year ago.In 1946 he had had a severe sore throat. There was some lymphadenopathy and his family physician advised and had performed