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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 126863, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/126863
Case Report

Solitary Plasmacytoma of the Cecum and the Ascending Colon: Surgical Resection as a Treatment Modality

1Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, 06230 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, 06230 Ankara, Turkey

Received 22 December 2014; Accepted 2 April 2015

Academic Editor: Dimitrios Mantas

Copyright © 2015 Tahsin Dalgic 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.

Abstract

Colonic solitary plasmacytoma is a rare disease, with few reports occurring in the literature. Solitary plasmacytoma is defined as a plasma cell tumour with no evidence of bone marrow infiltration. Plasmacytoma can present as a solitary tumour in bone or in other parts of the body. The gastrointestinal tract is rarely the site of the disease. We report on the case of a 51-year-old man presenting with a colonic symptomatic mass with unclear biopsy results. A resected specimen showed a solitary plasmacytoma. Surgical resection was an adequate treatment modality in this case. Endoscopic resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy are also preferred treatments in selected gastrointestinal plasmacytoma cases.