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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 417-419
Plasma cell myeloma infiltrating the dental pulp: An interesting finding

1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College, Calicut, Kerala, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, KMCT Dental College, Mukkom, Calicut, Kerala, India

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Sanjith George
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College, Calicut Medical College (PO), Calicut - 673 008, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.125210

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Plasma cell myeloma (PCM) is a clonal neoplastic proliferation of terminally differentiated B lymphocytes (plasma cells/myeloma cells) that involves the skeletal system in a multifocal fashion. Even though jaw involvement has been reported in as many as 30% of cases, myeloma cells infiltrating into the pulpal tissue is extremely rare. Here, we present a case of PCM in which myeloma cells are seen infiltrating into the pulpal tissue of 46.

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