Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the trachea.


Extramedullary plasmacytomas are plasma cell tumors that occur outside the bone marrow. They constitute around 4 % of all plasma cell neoplasms. The most common site of extramedullary plasmacytoma is the upper aerodigestive tract-nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses and oronasopharynx. We are presenting a case of extramedullary plasmacytoma of the trachea. Trachea is an extremely rare site of plasmacytoma. When extraosseous plasmacytoma occur in uncommon sites, the distinction from B cell lymphomas showing extensive plasmacytic differentiation can be difficult and diagnostically challenging.

DOI: 10.1007/s12105-013-0491-7

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@article{Sukumaran2014ExtramedullaryPO, title={Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the trachea.}, author={Renu Sukumaran and Rekha A. Nair and Priya Mary Jacob and Sumod Mathew Koshy and Arun Peter Mathew}, journal={Head and neck pathology}, year={2014}, volume={8 2}, pages={220-4} }