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Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the maxillary sinus. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14571657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Solitary extramedullary plasmacytomas are rare tumors that often affect head and neck region. Because of the non-specific associated symptomatology, they frequently are misdiagnosed. We briefly describe a 69-year-old woman who developed solitary plasmacytoma in the left maxillary sinus and was initially treated as having sinusitis. We also report the diagnostic work-up that is necessary to establish a correct diagnosis in such cases. This case highlights that an appropriate investigation for neoplastic disease should be performed in patients presenting with persistent symptoms that resemble those of sinusitis, especially if these do not resolve after conservative medical treatment.
G Exarchakos; P Korantzopoulos; M Bai; J Xanthopoulos; E Tzouvara; A Skevas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-rhino-laryngologica Belgica     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0001-6497     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-23     Completed Date:  2004-02-04     Revised Date:  2009-01-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373057     Medline TA:  Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Maxillary Sinus Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy*
Plasmacytoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy*
Radiotherapy, High-Energy / methods
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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