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Multiple myeloma involving the cricoid cartilage

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B Floré ,

Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, BE
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R Hermans

Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, BE
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Abstract

We present the case of a man with dyspnea due to a mass in the cricoid cartilage that turns out to be an extramedullary plasmocytoma. Although the patient has a history of multiple myeloma, the disease only rarely affects the cricoid cartilage. Other subglottic lesions possibly involving the cricoid cartilage are squamous cell carcinoma, chondroma, chondrosarcoma and metastasis. The imaging characteristics suggesting extramedullary plasmocytoma arising from the cricoid consist of thinning and expansion of the cartilage laminae without mucosal lesions nor soft tissue mass adjacent to the cricoid cartilage. The patient was successfully treated with radiation therapy and peroral steroids.

Keywords: Plasmacytoma
How to Cite: Floré B, Hermans R. Multiple myeloma involving the cricoid cartilage. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2013;96(2):87–8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.217
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Published on 01 Mar 2013.
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