NASAL CAVITY EXTRAMEDULLARY PLASMACYTOMA.
KUGANATHAN RAMASAMY, DAKSHAINI A. NARAYANAN, YOGESVARAN KANAPATY, NORHASLINDA ABDUL GANI.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban, Malaysia.
Extramedullary Plasmacytoma is a rare plasma cell tumour that commonly arises in the head and neck region, particularly in the sinonasal region. Herein, we report a case of nasal extramedullary plasmacytoma in an elderly woman, who presented to us with history of recurrent epistaxis and nasal blockage. She was successfully treated with endoscopic resection of the nasal mass. Nevertheless, the choice of treatment modality for this condition remains a topic of debate among clinicians. Extramedullary plasmacytoma, albeit rare, ought to be considered as important differential of nasal mass as it may serve as a precursor to multiple myeloma later on. Thus, long term follow-up is indicated for those patients.
Keywords: Extramedullary, Plasmacytoma; Nasal Septum; Multiple Myeloma; Surgical procedures, Operative.
Corresponding author: Dr Kuganathan Ramasamy, MBBS (Malaya), Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban, 70300 Jalan Rasah, Seremban, Negri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Tel: +606-7685012; Fax: +606-7684272
Brunei Int Med J. 2019;15:82-86