Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the nasal cavity: A rare case report

Journal Title: MedPulse -International Medical Journal - Year 2015, Vol 2, Issue 8


Introduction: Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare plasma cell proliferative disorder arising outside the bone marrow. It shows predilection for the head and neck region. They commonly involve the mucosa associated lymphoid tissues of upper airways; common sites are nasal cavities and paranasal sinuses followed by nasopharynx, tonsils and oropharynx. Aim: This study reports a case of an extramedullary plasmacytoma of the nasal cavity and provides a literature review on the topic. Case Report: A 32-year-old male presented to our hospital with a 6-month history of progressive left sided nasal obstruction and self-limiting epistaxis. Examination revealed a large pale-pinkish mass within the left nasal cavity. Surgical excision of the mass was done and sent for HPE, which showed features of plasmacytoma. this was confirmed further by immunohistochemistry which was positive for CD138 suggestive of plasmacytoma. Further assessment revealed the solitary nature of the condition, consistent with extramedullary plasmacytoma.

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Ravikishore H, Ashwini S Doddamani, Narendranath A, Unnikrishnan V M


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Ravikishore H, Ashwini S Doddamani, Narendranath A, Unnikrishnan V M (2015). Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the nasal cavity: A rare case report. MedPulse -International Medical Journal, 2(8), 456-458. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-192930