Title:
Extraosseous plasmacytoma of the lacrimal duct
Authors:
D. Malinvaud*, C. Badoual**, M.T. Rubio***, Ph. Halimi**** and P. Bonfils*
Institutions:
*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; **Department of Pathology, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris cedex 15, Faculté de médecine Paris V, Université René Descartes, France ; ***Department of Hematology, Hôpital Necker, Faculté de médecine Paris V, Université René Descartes, Paris, France ; ****Department of Radiology, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Faculté de médecine Paris V, Université René Descartes, Paris, France
Keywords:
Plasmacytoma; lacrimal duct; paranasal sinus; lacrimal malignant tumours
Pages:
285 - 288
Abstract:
Extraosseous plasmacytoma of the lacrimal duct. 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 plasma- cytoma 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.
Issue:
Vol. 8, 2012, 4th trimester


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Extraosseous plasmacytoma of the lacrimal duct