Korean J Head Neck Oncol.  2019 May;35(1):37-40. 10.21593/kjhno/2019.35.1.37.

A Case of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma Involving the Ipsilateral Parotid and Lateral Neck

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. entzzang1020@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Pathology, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare subtype of malignant lymphoma (ML), accounting for only 1 to 2% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Although ML of the parotid gland is rare, the majority are B-cell types. The AITL occurring synchronously in the parotid gland and lateral neck has not been reported earlier. It is classified as a high-grade malignancy with aggressive clinical features, and the prognosis is worse than any other type of NHL. We recently encountered a 72-year-old man with multiple mass on the ipsilateral parotid tail and lateral neck, and he was finally diagnosed as AITL. We report the unique and rare disease entity with a brief literature review.

Keyword

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma; Parotid gland; Neck

MeSH Terms

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B-Lymphocytes
Humans
Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, T-Cell*
Neck*
Parotid Gland
Prognosis
Rare Diseases
T-Lymphocytes*
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