Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tonsil: A new management

Francesco Martines, Pietro Salvago, Roberta Costanzo, Maurizio Di Marzo, Sergio Ferrara, Angelo Iovane, Giuseppe Messina, Marianna Mucia, Antonino Mulè, Sebastiano Palma, Serena Rizzo, Federico Sireci

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Introduction: Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is a rare tumor of all plasma cell neoplasms. The tumor is mainly localized in the head and neck region, but rarely involving the tonsil. Case presentation: The authors report the 5th case of EMP of the tonsil in the literature occurred in a 57-year-old Caucasian male. Conclusions: Through a review of the relevant literature, we consider adjuvant radiotherapy not necessary for EMP of tonsil because of an adequate resection achieved by surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-606
Number of pages4
JournalActa Medica Mediterranea
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Extramedullary plasmacytoma
  • Plasmacytoma
  • Tonsil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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