Extramedullary plasmacytoma arising from the lacrimal gland


  • Interests, financial or other: Dr Cannon received funding from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Dickinson Trust, Pfizer and the Ethicon Foundation for Ophthalmic Fellowship training in Adelaide. These sponsors had no role in the design or conduct of this study.

Dr David Sia, University of Adelaide and South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology, Discipline of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Email: daviditsia@gmail.com


An 80-year-old man presented with an 8-week history of painless swelling in the right lacrimal gland region with infero-medial dystopia of the globe. The lesion was excised and histology confirmed an orbital plasmacytoma. Multiple myeloma screening was negative and a solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma arising from the lacrimal gland was diagnosed. The patient was subsequently treated with radiotherapy.