Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 18--21

Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the parotid gland in a patient with mixed connective tissue disease


Dimitris Tatsis1, Damianos Sotiropoulos2, Aggeliki Baliaka3, Konstantinos Vahtsevanos1 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Hospital George Papanikolaou, Thessaloniki, Greece
2 Department of Hematology, General Hospital George Papanikolaou, Thessaloniki, Greece
3 Department of Pathology, General Hospital George Papanikolaou, Thessaloniki, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Dimitris Tatsis
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Hospital Georgios Papanikolaou, Exochi 57010, Thessaloniki
Greece

Solitary extramedullary plasmacytomas of the head and neck region are rare entities. Very few have been described in the parotid gland. They can clinically and radiologically mimic the rather common benign tumors of the parotid gland (pleomorphic adenoma and Wharthin's tumor), and subsequently the need careful consideration by the involving surgeon and pathologist is needed for a proper diagnosis. In the present study, a case of solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma in the left parotid gland of a 55-year-old patient with mixed connective tissue disease is reported, along with the relevant clinical, imaging, operative, and histopathological findings. Postoperative hematological investigation to confirm the singularity of the lesion was performed. Complementary treatment with radiotherapy was followed. Disease-free, 1 year follow up is also presented.


How to cite this article:
Tatsis D, Sotiropoulos D, Baliaka A, Vahtsevanos K. Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the parotid gland in a patient with mixed connective tissue disease.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2021;25:18-21


How to cite this URL:
Tatsis D, Sotiropoulos D, Baliaka A, Vahtsevanos K. Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the parotid gland in a patient with mixed connective tissue disease. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 17 ];25:18-21
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