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Duodenal plasmacytoma: a rare extramedullary localization simulating carcinoma of the head of the pancreas.
  1. G. Schoretsanitis,
  2. J. I. Livingstone,
  3. J. N. el-Japour,
  4. N. Watkins,
  5. C. Wastell
  1. Academic Surgical Unit, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, UK.


    Plasmacytomas occurring in extramedullary sites are rare tumours, particularly so when located in the gastrointestinal tract. We report the case of a solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma arising in the duodenum and simulating a carcinoma of the head of the pancreas. Diagnostic and treatment options are discussed.

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