European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 259, Issue 2, pp 84–86

An indolent course of multiple myeloma mimicking a solitary thyroid cartilage plasmacytoma

Authors

  • I. Aslan
    • Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Hakan Yenice
    • Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Nermin Baserer
    • Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Istanbul, Turkey
Oncology

DOI: 10.1007/s004050100399

Cite this article as:
Aslan, I., Yenice, H. & Baserer, N. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2002) 259: 84. doi:10.1007/s004050100399

Abstract

Multiple myeloma, solitary plasmacytoma, and extramedullary plasmacytoma constitute a continuum of a disease spectrum, which is called plasma cell neoplasms. These three entities can not be differentiated from each other on a histological basis and, for this reason, clinical evaluation is important in their differential diagnoses. Differential diagnosis guides the proper planning of treatment and helps in estimation of survival. Multiple myeloma located within the larynx is very rare. Because of its rarity, any established diagnostic and treatment criteria do not exist. In this report, a case of laryngeal multiple myeloma is presented for its extraordinary presentation and also for educational purposes.

Keywords Plasma cell neoplasmLarynx

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