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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2011, Article ID 687203, 4 pages
Case Report

Imaging of a Case of Extramedullary Solitary Plasmacytoma of the Trachea

1Clinique Universitaire de Radiologie et Imagerie Médicale, CHU de Grenoble, 38043 Grenoble Cedex, France
2Université Joseph Fourier, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
3INSERM U 823, Institut A Bonniot, La Tronche, France
4Clinique Universitaire d'ORL, CHU de Grenoble, 38700 La Tronche, France
5Département de Pathologie, CHU de Grenoble, 38700 La Tronche, France
6Clinique Universitaire de Pneumologie, Grenoble, France

Received 11 July 2011; Accepted 27 July 2011

Academic Editors: E. Marchiori and A. Matsuno

Copyright © 2011 M. Garelli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We describe a case of extramedullary tracheal plasmacytoma that was incidentally discovered in a 73-year-old man on a PET scan performed for assessing the extent of colon cancer. CT scan showed the tumor; multiplanar reformation coupled with virtual bronchoscopy allowed proper treatment planning. The tracheal tumor was resected during rigid bronchoscopy. Relevant investigations excluded multiple myeloma. Follow-up CT showed persistent thickening of the tracheal wall, but there has been no recurrence after one-year followup.