Conjunctival extramedullary plasmacytoma: a case study and literature review

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Author: Yun-Feng XU Ming YAN

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, China

Keywords: Extramedullary plasmacytoma Case report Pathological examination Literature re-view


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Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is a rare type of plasmacytoma characterized by the abnormal proliferation of plasma cells. It can be divided into primary and secondary types according to the cause. The primary type is usually a conjunctival EMP, while the secondary type often occurs in the head and neck. At present, domestic and foreign research on conjunctival EMP is relatively rare. This article reports a case of conjunctival EMP in a 43-year-old man. The patient had only limited lesions in the extramedullary conjunctiva, and the tumor was visible in the conjunctiva and bulbar conjunctiva of the right eyelid. This article reports the treatment process and prognosis of this patient and reviews the related literature on conjunctival EMP, aiming to provide a reference for its correct diagnosis and treat-ment.

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