DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20181886

A rare diagnosis of nasal mass: extramedullary plasmacytoma

Shrinath Kamath, Deepika Pratap, Kishore Chandra Shetty, Biniyam .

Abstract


Extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMPs) are localized plasma cell neoplasms that occur within the soft tissue. Solitary plasmacytoma of the head and neck is a rare disease entity. They account for 1–2% of all plasma cell growths and have a great predilection for the upper respiratory tract. Males are more frequently affected during the fifth and sixth decades of life. We report a case of maxillary sinus plasmacytoma in an elderly man. Complete resolution of the tumour was seen with radiotherapy. 


Keywords


Extramedullary plasmacytoma, Maxillary sinus, Radiotherapy

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