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Journal of Case Reports
Tonsillar Non-secreting Plasmacytoma in a Woman
Maria Kouroupi1, Efthimios Sivridis1, Stella Arelaki1, Paschalis Askitis2, Alexandra Giatromanolaki1 
1Department of Pathology, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupoli, Greece; 2Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, University General Hospital of Alexandroupoli, Alexandroupoli, Greece.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Maria Kouroupi
Email: marykouroupi@gmail.com

Received: 17-NOV-2017 Accepted: 06-MAR-2018 Published Online: 05-APR-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2018.0023
Background: Plasmacytomas are characterized by excessive proliferation of neoplastic plasma cells in the bone marrow. Extra-medullary plasmacytoma are by and large, encountered in the head and neck region and only rarely occur in the tonsils. Case Report: We report here a asymptomatic solitary non-secreting plasmacytoma of the right tonsil in a middle-aged woman. The diagnosis of a plasmacytoma was reached after surgical excision. Conclusion: Tonsil is a rare sight of plasmacytoma origin with no specific symptoms, thus recommendation of WHO 2015 for such tumors must be taken under consideration. 

Keywords : Bone Marrow, Neoplasms, Palatine Tonsil, Plasma Cells, Plasmacytoma.
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