Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tonsil diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology.

@article{Sakai2008ExtramedullaryPO,
  title={Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tonsil diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology.},
  author={Yu Sakai and Jun Ikeya and Ichiro Morita and Kimiya Sato},
  journal={Annals of diagnostic pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={41-3}
}
A case of tonsillar extramedullary plasmacytoma in a 53-year-old man with a complaint of lump sensation in the throat is presented. Examination of the oral cavity showed enlargement of the left tonsil. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a solid mass, measuring 3.2 x 2.0 x 3.8 cm, in the left tonsil. Cytologic smear obtained by fine-needle aspiration biopsy appeared highly cellular and was composed of clusters of plasma cells with varying maturity. Atypical plasma cells had prominent… CONTINUE READING
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