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Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tonsil with nodal involvement


Bazaadut, S and Dilshard, S and Singh, P and Khalafallah, AA and Withers, S and Taylor, S and Fernando, R, Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tonsil with nodal involvement, International Journal of Otolaryngology, 2010, (Article ID 302656) pp. 1-3. ISSN 1687-921X (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Copyright 2010 Simon Bazaadut et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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DOI: doi:10.1155/2010/302656


We present a rare case of extramedullary plasmacytoma of the palatine tonsil with cervical lymph node involvement treated by surgical resection. A 58-year-old Caucasian male presented with a solitary 3 cm 3 cm jugulodigastric lymph node and was found to have an ipsilateral tonsillar swelling. The involved tonsil and lymph node were surgically resected after two inconclusive fine-needle aspirates, and plasmacytoma was confirmed histologically and by immunocytochemistry. Adjuvant radiotherapy was not indicated as adequate resection was achieved at surgery. We also highlight the challenges of diagnosis when fine-needle aspiration is inconclusive and the need for careful planning before surgery.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Oncology and carcinogenesis
Research Field:Oncology and carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Khalafallah, AA (Professor Alhossain Khalafallah)
ID Code:67474
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2011-03-04
Last Modified:2011-03-04

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