Cricoid-based extramedullary plasmocytoma

Barbara Pichi, Valentina Terenzi, Renato Covello, Giuseppe Spriano

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Extramedullary plasmocytomas are solitary, vascular, soft tissue plasma cell tumors without evidence of multiple myeloma (MM) that represent approximately 1% of head and neck malignancies. Approximately one third of them disseminate to MM within 2 years from presentation. Extramedullary plasmocytomas have been reported to involve larynx in 6% to 18% of cases, most commonly affecting the epiglottis and the ventricle, followed in order by the true vocal cord, false vocal cord, aryepiglottic fold, arytenoids, and subglottis. In this report, we describe a case of plasmocytoma involving the cricoid, the left cricoaritenoid joint, and the homolateral vocal process that developed MM 1 year after primary treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2361-2363
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011


  • larynx
  • Solitary extramedullary plasmocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery


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