National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 187--189

Primary extra nodal non-Hodgkin«SQ»s lymphoma of the oral cavity in a young girl


Ponnurangam N Vinoth1, Sathyamoorthi Muthamil Selvan1, Latika Sahni1, Kannan Krishnaratnam2, Swaminathan Rajendiran3, Chidambaram Vishwanath Anand4, Julius X Scott1 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Pathology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Julius X Scott
Department of Pediatrics, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Primary Non Hodgkin s Lymphoma (NHL) usually arises within the lymphnodes, but 20-30% account for extra nodal sites. Oral cavity, as a primary extra nodal site for NHL, is relatively rare and diverse in presentation, response to therapy and prognosis. We report a 14 year old adolescent girl who presented with multiple gingival swellings, the most prominent one being in the right anterior maxilla. Gingival biopsy showed NHL- diffuse large B cell type. Child was completely cured with chemotherapy and now she is in complete remission and under regular follow up.


How to cite this article:
Vinoth PN, Selvan SM, Sahni L, Krishnaratnam K, Rajendiran S, Anand CV, Scott JX. Primary extra nodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the oral cavity in a young girl.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2012;3:187-189


How to cite this URL:
Vinoth PN, Selvan SM, Sahni L, Krishnaratnam K, Rajendiran S, Anand CV, Scott JX. Primary extra nodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the oral cavity in a young girl. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jul 9 ];3:187-189
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