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We present a rare case of extramedullary plasmacytoma of the palatine tonsil with cervical lymph node involvement treated by surgical resection. A 58-year-old Caucasian male presented with a solitary 3 cm x 3 cm jugulodigastric lymph node and was found to have an ipsilateral tonsillar swelling. The involved tonsil and lymph node were surgically resected… (More)
Surgical emphysema and pneumomediastinum are rare complications of mastoidectomy probably resulting from the use of a compressed air-powered mastoid drill. Early diagnosis and appropriate management according to the severity is vital.