Extramedullary plasmacytoma of maxilla with cervical nodal metastasis associated with sinonasal aspergillosis

Virender Suhag, Sunita BS, Ajaya Kumar Singh, Sunita Dashottar

Abstract


Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is defined as neoplastic proliferation of plasma cells in the soft tissue. It represents approximately 3% of all plasma cell neoplasms. EMP of the head and neck are very uncommon tumors, representing approximately 0.4% of all head and neck malignancies; amongst them, plasmacytoma of the maxilla is extremely rare. We present a rare case of EMP which had metastasized to multiple cervical lymph nodes and was associated with aspergillosis. The possibility of extramedullary plasmacytoma should be considered when an elderly patient presents with symptoms of recurrent rhinosinusitis not responding to conservative management and imaging shows a destructive soft tissue mass.

Keywords


Extra Medullary Plasmacytoma; Maxilla; Aspergillosis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14319/ijcto.34.6

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