An Extraosseous Plasmacytoma of the Nasopharynx

Ravinder Singh Natt, Gerry O'Sullivan


A 75-year-old long-term male smoker and poorly controlled hypertensive presented with a 3-month history of intermittent epistaxis refractory to cauterisation with silver nitrate. Nasopharyngeal examination revealed a mass in the post nasal space. An urgent endoscopic biopsy confirmed an extraosseous plasmacytoma. Post operative radiotherapy was scheduled. No evidence of recurrence of disease following completion of treatment has been detected during clinical surveillance.


Publish ahead of print May 29, 2009




Epistaxis; Nasopharynx; Biopsy; Plasmacytoma; Radiotherapy

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