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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-45

Plasmacytoma of nasopharynx - A rare case presentation treated with volumetric modulated arc technique radiotherapy

Department of Radiotherapy, Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Sujata Sarkar
Department of Radiotherapy, Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/jrcr.jrcr_6_22

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Extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMPs) are solitary plasma cell neoplasms that involve sites other than bone or bone marrow. It constitutes only 0.4% of tumors of head-and-neck region. Surgery and radiotherapy are standard treatment, depending on the site. Radiotherapy promises 90–100% local control rate and prolonged survival. Here, we are reporting a case of plasmacytoma nasopharynx treated with volumetric-modulated arc technique (VMAT) radiotherapy, with contouring details, dose to target, and nearby structures. Patient had complete response and is relapse free for the past 3 years with minimal toxicity. In our case, the lesion is in nasopharynx and is about 1cm, as such it required precise radiotherapy technique like VMAT, to give targeted dose delivery and sparing the nearby critical organs.

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