Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2005  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 135--136

Myelomatous pleural effusion


G Sharma1, PK Singh2, SN Singh3 
1 Junior Resident, Department of pathology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of pathology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of pathology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India

Correspondence Address:
G Sharma
Dept of Pathology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, UP
India

This report is based on cytologic analysis of pleural fluid of a 52 year old man who came to hospital with non specific complaints of weakness, lethargy and pleuritic chest pain on the right side. X-ray chest showed right sided pleural effusion. Montoux test was negative and so were the three consecutive sputum samples for AFB. Thoracocentesis was done, which showed blood-tinged fluid with elevated protein. Cytology showed abnormal plasma cells with multinucleated forms. Pleural biopsy was negative. Further examination revealed one very small supra-clavicular lymph node less than 0.5 cm in size. Biopsy of this lymph node was done and it showed abnormal plasmacytoid cells and the diagnosis of plasmacytoma was confirmed.


How to cite this article:
Sharma G, Singh P K, Singh S N. Myelomatous pleural effusion.J Cytol 2005;22:135-136


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Sharma G, Singh P K, Singh S N. Myelomatous pleural effusion. J Cytol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];22:135-136
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