Plasmacytoma of the larynx

Myriam Loyo, Alex Baras, Lee M. Akst

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Amyloid is an extracellular proteinaceous low-molecular-weight fibril. In the larynx, amyloid deposits usually represent a benign localized disease. Although laryngeal amyloidosis is an indolent lesion, amyloid deposition in the larynx may actually result from a lymphoproliferative disorder and not isolated amyloidosis. In this case report, we describe a patient referred for laryngeal amyloidosis who was subsequently diagnosed with extramedullary plasmacytoma of the larynx. The report discusses the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment provided. The importance of systemic workup and accurate tissue diagnosis in differentiating primary amyloidosis and secondary amyloid deposition will be highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-175
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Laryngeal amyloidosis
  • Laryngeal neoplasm
  • Laryngeal plasmacytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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