Surgical debulking combined with photodynamic therapy to manage residual extramedullary plasmacytoma of the nasopharynx
Extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMP) are rare plasma cell neoplasms that are mostly located in the mucosal surfaces of the upper aerodigestive tract. The standard treatment is radiotherapy (RT), with surgical resection reserved as salvage procedure. In this report a patient with a EMP, located in the nasopharynx and refractory to curative RT. Because of the technical difficulty of a radical resection in the nasopharynx area the EMP is managed by endoscopic debulking and temoporfin mediated photodynamic therapy. The patient remains disease free since six years.