2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
7 Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Part I: Orbit
Chapter 5: Orbital Neoplasms and Malformations
Plasma Cell Tumors
Lesions composed predominantly of mature plasma cells may be plasmacytomas or localized plasma cell–rich masses. Multiple myeloma should be ruled out, particularly if there is bone destruction or any immaturity or mitotic activity of the plasmacytic elements. Some lesions are composed of lymphocytes and lymphoplasmacytoid cells, with the combined properties of both lymphocytes and plasma cells. Plasma cell tumors display the same spectrum of clinical involvement as do lymphoproliferative lesions but are much less common.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.