Vena cava superior syndrome due to sternal plasmacytoma in the course of systemic myeloma

Saydam G. , Sahin F. , Bozkurt D. , Omay S., Buyukkececi F.

HAEMATOLOGIA, vol.32, no.4, pp.529-533, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : HAEMATOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.529-533


Here we present a patient with multiple myeloma course. The first clinical manifestation was superior vena cava syndrome due to a huge sternal plasmocytoma. The patient was treated with a combination of high dose radiotherapy and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. We suggest careful evaluation of these patients with respect to aggressive therapy.