A 50-year-old woman was found to have an extramedullary plasmacytoma of the thoracic vertebrae and a bone marrow plasmacytosis of 72%. In the serum of this myeloma patient, M-bow percipitin line was seen only with antilambda chain serum, but not with antisera against mu, alpha, gamma, delta, ipsilon and kappa chains. Gel filtration of the serum on the Sephadex G-200 column demonstrated the monoclonal lambda chain in the A-fraction along with transferrin and suggests a molecular weight of 88,000 and a tetrameric light chain. Bence-Jones protein has never been detected in the patient’s urine.

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