Multiple myeloma of cranium with external ear canal swelling and occipital mass : A rare case report

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Kellberg , S , Kurdo , G , Kontro , M & Sinkkonen , S T 2022 , ' Multiple myeloma of cranium with external ear canal swelling and occipital mass : A rare case report ' , Acta oto-laryngologica case reports , vol. 7 , no. 1 , pp. 30-32 . https://doi.org/10.1080/23772484.2022.2067544

Title: Multiple myeloma of cranium with external ear canal swelling and occipital mass : A rare case report
Author: Kellberg, Salla; Kurdo, Goran; Kontro, Mika; Sinkkonen, Saku T.
Contributor organization: Korva-, nenä- ja kurkkutautien klinikka
HUS Head and Neck Center
HUS Medical Imaging Center
HUS Diagnostic Center
Clinicum
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
HUS Comprehensive Cancer Center
Department of Oncology
University of Helsinki
Date: 2022-12-31
Language: eng
Number of pages: 3
Belongs to series: Acta oto-laryngologica case reports
ISSN: 2377-2484
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23772484.2022.2067544
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/343696
Abstract: Multiple myeloma (MM), the most common plasmacell neoplasm, manifests relatively often in the head and neck region, but rarely in the ear. We present a patient with fluctuating hearing loss, otalgia, persistent otitis externa and occipital swelling. CT imaging showed a large mass of cranium and the initial radiological diagnosis was plasmacytoma. Multiple osteolytic bone lesions, monoclonal serum protein with serum M component concentration of 35.2 g/L and bone marrow biopsy with abnormal, clonal plasma cells population confirmed the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Although a rare manifestation in the external ear canal and its surroundings, plasmacytoma or multiple myeloma should be considered as a possible diagnosis in the presence of a scalp mass or a treatment resistant swelling of the external ear canal.
Subject: Multiple myeloma
plasmacytoma
occipital mass
external ear canal
3125 Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
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