Solitary plasmacytoma with intracranial intraorbital and, paranasal sinus extension

J Clin Neurosci. 2003 Mar;10(2):266-8. doi: 10.1016/s0967-5868(02)00283-7.


Intracranial solitary plasmacytomas (ICSPs) are extremely rare tumours in neurosurgical practice, and are often misdiagnosed preoperatively. Here we present a solitary intracranial plasmacytoma with orbital, nasal and paranasal sinus extension. A subtotal excision of the tumour was performed and the complete response was seen after postoperative radio-chemotherapy. The neuroradiological and neurosurgical features of the case are discussed with the pertinent literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Orbital Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Orbital Neoplasms / surgery
  • Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / surgery
  • Paranasal Sinuses / pathology*
  • Paranasal Sinuses / surgery
  • Plasmacytoma / pathology*
  • Plasmacytoma / surgery