Composite nasopharyngeal plasmacytoma with nodal paraimmunoblastic variant of small lymphocytic lymphoma: A case report

Karen Nalbandyan, Daniel Benharroch, Ory Rouvio, Anna Gurevitch

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1745-1747
    Number of pages3
    JournalOncology Letters
    Volume14
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

    Keywords

    • Paraimmunoblastic transformation of small lymphocytic lymphoma
    • Plasmacytoma
    • Synchronous

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oncology
    • Cancer Research

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