anaplastic myeloma

anaplastic myeloma

An aggressive form of myeloma, which is histologically characterised by immunoblasts—large cells with abundant cytoplasm, prominent nucleoli and condensed chromatin. In extramedullary sites (e.g., maxillary sinus, caecum and pleura), anaplastic myelomas can be confused with other malignancies.
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One of the peripheral smears showed atypical plasma cells along with bizarre and multinucleated cells in the bone marrow aspirate and was diagnosed as anaplastic myeloma (Figure 1].
In the present study, there was a case of anaplastic myeloma which showed extramedullary involvement.