Solitary plasmacytoma of the mandible in a renal transplant recipient

J. H. Yoon, J. I. Yook, H. J. Kim, I. H. Cha, W. I. Yang, Jin Kim

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A solitary plasmacytoma occurring in the mandible of a 15-year-old Korean male 6 years after renal transplantation is reported. The tumour presented as a hyperplastic gingival overgrowth in the right madibular molar area. Histology and immunohistochemistry revealed plasmacytoma and monoclonality of the kappa chain and IgG. In situ hybridization for Epstein-Barr virus encoded RNA (EBER) showed positive signals in the tumour cells. The tumour regressed after reducing the immunosuppressive agents with concurrent radiotherapy. The patient remains in a stable condition with normal renal functions after 7 years without recurrence. This case confirms that Epstein-Barr virus associated B-lymphoproliferative disorders are still a major complication of immunosuppression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-666
Number of pages3
JournalInternational journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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