Apparent diffusion coefficient map of a case of extramedullary plasmacytoma

Amrutha Ramachandran, Alero F. Inyang, Ty K. Subhawong

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Plasmacytomas are rare tumors, which arise from the monoclonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells. They may affect either the bony skeleton or rarely the soft tissues, the latter being referred to as extramedullary or extraosseous. We report a case of an extramedullary plasmacytoma that presented as a soft tissue mass involving the muscles of the left leg, in a patient who was previously treated for multiple myeloma. We describe the MR Imaging characteristics of the tumor and highlight the usefulness of diffusion-weighted imaging with apparent diffusion coefficient mapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-17
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2016


  • ADC
  • DWI
  • Extramedullary plasmacytoma
  • MRI
  • Multiple myeloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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