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April 1973

Plasmacytoma of Paranasal Sinuses and Nasal Cavity

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Surgery, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;97(4):326-329. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780010336009
Abstract

Twenty-four patients with plasmacytoma of the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity were reviewed over a 40-year period. Men predominate by a 2.5:1.0 ratio. The nonspecific triad of epistaxis, rhinorrhea, and nasal obstruction are the most frequent symptoms. A tumor mass is always present. The determinate five-year survival in this series was 52.9% and was dependent upon extent of disease rather than local process alone. Only four patients had local recurrence and it is not a factor contributory to cause of death. We recommend surgery and radiation as the primary treatment in the absence of generalized disease.

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