A 78-year-old woman with a plasmocytoma of the vagina is described. The diagnosis monoclonal IgG kappa-producing plasma cell tumour was based on immunohistochemical studies. Careful screening for other localizations including immunofluorescence of the bone marrow aspirate and in methyl-methacrylate embedded bone marrow biopsy specimen, yielded no evidence in favour of a multiple myeloma. To our knowledge only 5 patients with plasmocytoma of the vagina were previously reported, but only in the present case extensive immunohistochemical studies of tumour, bone marrow and blood were performed.
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