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Ga-67 and Tl-201 Scintigraphy in Extramedullary Plasmacytoma

A Case Report

WIJAYA, JOHAN, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.P.; McHARG, DAVID, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.P.

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Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare form of plasma cell tumor occurring in a wide variety of organs and tissues. Most tumors occur in the head and neck, involving the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and upper airway. Tl-201 and Ga-67 scan findings in a patient with extramedullary plasmacytoma in the right side of the chest wall are presented. Only a few publications have described Tl-201 or Ga-67 uptake in extramedullary plasmacytoma. This is the first report of both Tl-201 and Ga-67 uptake in an extramedullary (or intramedullary) plasmacytoma.

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia

Received for publication January 10, 2001.

Accepted February 19, 2001.

Reprint requests: Dr. J. Wijaya, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia 2065. E-mail: wijaya@one.net.au

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.