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Isolated B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the parotid gland presenting as an ulcerating facial mass and sepsis during an acute medial take.
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PMID:  23355582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Lymphoma presenting as a parotid gland tumour without systemic involvement is rare, especially with respect to a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Furthermore, when such cases present there is often a low degree of clinical suspicion as there may be few clinical features to suggest the diagnosis. We describe an unexpected case that presented during an acute medical intake. The case was an 84-year-old man presenting acutely unwell with an ulcerating mass over the right side of the face, septicaemia and acute kidney injury. Following aggressive initial management the patient improved. Later cytological examination of a fine needle aspiration from the mass confirmed a B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He had no evidence of other systemic involvement or of B-symptoms. We report on the case and briefly review the available literature relating to the prevalence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the parotid gland.
Victoria Angharad Anthony; David Owen Rees; Jeffrey W Stephens
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Morriston Hospital, ABM University Health Board, Swansea, UK.
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