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B-ENT. 2012;8(4):285-8.

Extraosseous plasmacytoma of the lacrimal duct.

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Department of ENT and Auditory Research Laboratory, Formation Associée Claude Bernard and CNRS UMR 8194, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Faculté de médecine Paris V, Université René Descartes, Paris, France. david.malinvaud@egp.aphp.fr

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Extraosseous plasmacytoma (EOP) is a rare plasma cell proliferative disorder that commonly affects the head and neck region. We report the first case of a plasmacytoma of the lacrimal duct.

METHODS:

A 66-year-old man presented with an isolated plasmacytoma of the right lacrimal duct and was treated surgically.

RESULTS:

The tumour grew slowly for a few months. CT scan and MRI showed a right lateral nasal mass extending from the right lacrimal duct toward the floor of the right maxillary sinus. The lesion was removed completely by endoscopic nasal surgery.

DISCUSSION:

EOP accounts for up to 3% of all plasma cell tumours. Management of this rare lesion involves surgery and radiotherapy with or without adjuvant chemotherapy. Guided by a literature review, we discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic management of EOP.

PMID:
23409559
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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