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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2012, Article ID 282784, 3 pages
Case Report

Solitary Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the Thyroid Gland

1ENT Head and Neck Surgery Department, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez 30000, Morocco
2Laboratory of Pathology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez 30000, Morocco

Received 11 August 2012; Accepted 12 September 2012

Academic Editors: J. I. De Diego, W. Issing, and E. Mevio

Copyright © 2012 M. Ridal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the thyroid gland is an uncommon condition. Up to date, its clinical pathological features are not fully understood. We present a case of an extramedullary nonmucosal plasmacytoma of the thyroid gland which is the first case with regional metastatic lymph nodes. This condition requires a scrupulous survey to rule out a metastatic multiple myeloma. Although localized forms management is still controversial, authors require combined approach for regional metastatic forms. The prognosis is favorable compared to solitary bone plasmacytomas or multiple myeloma.