Plasmablastic plasmacytoma of the sinonasal cavity with early metastases to the skin

Georges Hatoum, Cristiane Takita, May Abdel-Wahab, Margaret Demars, Shravan Kandula, Cynthia Bradley, Cy Lee

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Abstract

Background: Plasmablastic plasmacytoma of the head neck is a very rare entity with an aggressive behavior. Case Report: We describe a caucasian man with extramedullary plasmacytoma involving the sinonasal cavity, and stress the importance of the histological subtype of plasma cells on overall prognosis. Conclusions: Our case illustrates the importance of the histological subtype of extramedullary plasmacytoma. The morphology of the plasma cell is a relevant prognostic marker. Immature and plasmablastic plasma cells are associated with a poor prognosis and early systemic involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Case Reports
Volume10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

Keywords

  • Extramedullary plasmacytoma
  • Head and neck carcinoma
  • Radiation therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Hatoum, G., Takita, C., Abdel-Wahab, M., Demars, M., Kandula, S., Bradley, C., & Lee, C. (2009). Plasmablastic plasmacytoma of the sinonasal cavity with early metastases to the skin. American Journal of Case Reports, 10, 221-223.