Journal of Rhinology 2013;20(2):142-144.
Published online November 30, 2013.
A Case of Extramedullary Plasmacytoma Presenting with the Mass in Nasal Cavity
Jung Min Kim, Choon Dong Kim, Yoon Jung Kim, Seung Woo Kim
1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery, VHS medical center, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, VHS medical center, Seoul, Korea.
비강 종물로 나타난 수질외 형질 세포종 1예
김정민, 김춘동, 김윤정, 김승우
중앙보훈병원 이비인후과,1 병리과2
Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) arises outside the bone marrow, particularly in the head and neck region (nasopharynx, nasal cavity, sinuses, and tonsils etc), and can be associated with multiple myeloma (MM). The most frequently involved sites of EMP are head and neck regions, although it accounts for less than 1% of all head and neck malignancy. It is essential for otolaryngologists and head and neck surgeons to be familiar with this entity because total excision and radiation therapy for plasmacytomas can be curative in patients who have no underlying overt plasma cell dyscrasias. We have recently experienced a case of solitary EMP arising from left nasal cavity and report it with a review of literature.
Key Words: Extramedullary Plasmacytoma;Nasal Cavity

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