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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2012, Article ID 304136, 3 pages
Case Report

Plasma Cell Mucositis of Oro- and Hypopharynx: A Case Report

1Department of Otolaryngology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle NE7 7DN, UK
2Freeman Hospital, Freeman Road, Newcastle NE7 7DN, UK

Received 13 March 2012; Accepted 14 May 2012

Academic Editors: A. Harimaya and A. Rapoport

Copyright © 2012 Mark Puvanendran 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.


Objective. To raise awareness of plasma cell mucositis as a rare differential diagnosis for oral mucosal ulceration and its macroscopic similarity to malignancy. Method. We report a patient who presented with oral features suggestive of malignancy. A biopsy revealed plasma cell mucositis. Results. The patient successfully had a full excision of one lesion and a spontaneous resolution of the other. Conclusion. With the increasing incidence of oral mucosal pathology, physicians should be aware of this differential diagnosis.