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Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tongue base: A case report and clinical review of head and neck plasmacytoma

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August 1, 2010
by Haidar Alwan, BSc, MBChB, James W. Moor, MRCS, David Wright, MBChB;, Anastasios N. Kanatas, MRCS, PhD, and Helen E. Cruickshank, FRCS


Plasmacytomas of the head and neck are rare tumors characterized by a monoclonal proliferation of plasma cells. Very few cases of plasmacytoma of the tongue base have been reported. We present a new case of extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tongue base, we discuss its diagnosis and management, and we review the literature on plasmacytomas of the head and neck.

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