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Head and neck non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a 20-year demographic study of 381 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20538427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malignant lymphoma is a lymphoreticular malignancy with considerable geographic variation. The objective of the present study was to provide a preliminary report on patients with head and neck non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in a selected Iranian population. In a retrospective review from 1981 through 2001, all cases of NHL occurring in the head and neck region were selected. Histological slides were reviewed and classified according to the Working Formulation. Clinical data including patients' age, sex, initial anatomic site of disease and presenting symptoms were also recorded. Information on 381 cases of NHL was retrieved from the archived medical records; 281 cases were nodal and 100 extranodal. The mean age of the patients with nodal and extranodal disease was 39.3 and 47.7 years, respectively. A significant difference in gender was noted in the nodal group (P<0.001), but not in the extranodal cases. The most common site of involvement in the extranodal subjects was Waldayer's ring. According to histopathologic evaluation, 72% of the specimens were intermediate-, 14% were high-, and 12% were low-grade malignancies. Considering the relative frequency of head and neck lymphoma, establishment of a uniform reporting method seems necessary in order to compare different reports from various populations.
S Etemad-Moghadam; F Tirgary; S Keshavarz; M Alaeddini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1399-0020     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2011-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605826     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  869-72     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Dental Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Child, Preschool
Head and Neck Neoplasms / classification,  epidemiology*,  pathology
Iran / epidemiology
Lymph Nodes / pathology
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / classification,  epidemiology*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Oropharynx / pathology*
Retrospective Studies
Sex Distribution
Young Adult

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