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Synchronous presentation of extramedullary plasmacytoma in the nasopharynx and the larynx

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November 1, 2009
by Mete Iseri, MD, Murat Ozturk, MD, and S. Arif Ulubil, MD


Simultaneous extramedullary plasmacytoma of the nasopharynx and larynx is exceedingly rare; to the best of our knowledge, only 1 other case has been previously reported. We report a new case, which occurred in a 46-year-old woman. She was treated with a combination of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. At 2 years of follow-up, no evidence of recurrence or progression to multiple myeloma was noted. We discuss the clinical features and treatment of plasma cell neoplasms in general and their three variants in particular.

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