A 78-year-old male who presented with severe shortness of breath and bilateral nasal congestion was shown to exhibit ta mass localized in the nasopharynx. The tumor was diagnosed as an extramedullary plasmacytoma. Peripheral blood eosinophilia had been persistently noted in the preceding 12 years. The plasmacytoma exhibited a predominance of κ-light chain monotypic Mott cells and was admixed with numerous eosinophils. No history of allergic rhinitis, asthma or aspirin sensitivity was elicited. An axillary lymph node was excised two weeks after the nasopharyngeal biopsy, and it exhibited a paraimmunoblastic transformation of small lymphocytic lymphoma. A review of the literature identified few occurrences of such simultaneous tumors in individual patients.
- Paraimmunoblastic transformation of small lymphocytic lymphoma