Solitary Plasmocytoma of Bone in an Adolescent

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Purpose: To describe an adolescent with solitary plasmocytoma of bone and compare the pathologic and radiographic findings with osteomyelitis.

Patient and Methods: A 17-year-old girl had a 3-year history of swelling of the right tibia, local pain, and hyperemia.

Results: Initial biopsy was interpreted as osteomyelitis. The lesion was rebiopsied 3 years later and showed a plasma cell neoplasm. A review of the first biopsy confirmed a similar histologic picture.

Conclusion: Although solitary plasmocytoma of bone is a rare neoplasm in adolescence, it must be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic osteomyelitis.

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