Late relapse of a light-chain myeloma as extramedullary plasmacytoma of the thyroid gland after second allogeneic stem-cell transplantation

Ozdemir E. , BAYRAKTAR M. , SÖKMENSÜER C. , Kir K. M. , Kansu E.

CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.23, no.6, pp.981-984, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2009.01069.x
  • Page Numbers: pp.981-984


We present a rare experience with a myeloma patient who had a late relapse as isolated extramedullary plasmacytoma of the thyroid gland after a second allogeneic transplantation. We give PET/CT scan findings at diagnosis and during follow up of the disease after subsequent management. The possible pathogenesis of the late extramedullary relapse of myeloma after allogeneic stem-cell transplantation and management options are discussed.