Imperial College London

Dr George Garas PhD FRCS FEBORL-HNS

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow
 
 
 
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Location

 

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Mitchell:2013:10.1136/bcr-2013-200689,
author = {Mitchell, HK and Garas, G and Mazarakis, N and McGlashan, J},
doi = {10.1136/bcr-2013-200689},
journal = {BMJ Case Rep},
title = {Extramedullary relapse of multiple myeloma in the thyroid cartilage.},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2013-200689},
volume = {2013},
year = {2013}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Multiple myeloma involving the thyroid cartilage is a very uncommon disease entity. Only 10 cases have been reported in the international literature to date and as such it constitutes a rare and challenging diagnosis to make. We report the case of a 63-year-old man with a background of malignant melanoma and multiple myeloma both of which were in remission at the time of presentation. The patient presented with hoarseness and a large neck mass that turned out to be an extramedullary deposit of his previously treated multiple myeloma indicating disease relapse. The differential diagnosis of a mass in the thyroid cartilage is discussed. Despite its rarity, this diagnosis should be considered even in patients with no history of multiple myeloma, as it can arise de-novo in the thyroid cartilage (extramedullary plasmacytoma). The importance of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach as well as recent advances in treatment are also discussed.
AU - Mitchell,HK
AU - Garas,G
AU - Mazarakis,N
AU - McGlashan,J
DO - 10.1136/bcr-2013-200689
PY - 2013///
TI - Extramedullary relapse of multiple myeloma in the thyroid cartilage.
T2 - BMJ Case Rep
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2013-200689
UR - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23997087
VL - 2013
ER -