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Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tonsil: A new management

  • Autori: Martines, F.; Salvago, P.; Costanzo, R.; Di Marzo, M.; Ferrara, S.; Iovane, A.; Messina, G.; Mucia, M.; Mule', A.; Palma, S.; Rizzo, S.; Sireci, F.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Introduction: Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is a rare tumor of all plasma cell neoplasms. The tumor is mainly localized in the head and neck region, but rarely involving the tonsil. Case presentation: The authors report the 5th case of EMP of the tonsil in the literature occurred in a 57-year-old Caucasian male. Conclusions: Through a review of the relevant literature, we consider adjuvant radiotherapy not necessary for EMP of tonsil because of an adequate resection achieved by surgery.