J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2017 Apr;43(2):138-143. 10.5125/jkaoms.2017.43.2.138.

Malignant lymphoma on parotid gland: a clinical case

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea. omsljy@pusan.ac.kr

Abstract

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on the parotid gland is a relatively rare occurrence among head and neck tumors. The mass of parotid gland lymphoma cannot be distinguished from other benign masses of the parotid gland; therefore, it is important to consider lymphoma in the differential diagnosis when examining parotid swellings and masses. Parotid gland lymphoma is most likely to be B-cell, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of one of three types, which include follicular, marginal zone, and diffuse large B-cell, although other histologic patterns have been described. We present a review of a patient with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who presented to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Pusan National University Hospital (Yangsan, Korea).

Keyword

Lymphoma; Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; Parotid gland

MeSH Terms

B-Lymphocytes
Busan
Diagnosis, Differential
Head
Humans
Lymphoma*
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Neck
Parotid Gland*
Surgery, Oral
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