Non-Hodgkin lymphoma presenting as bilateral tonsillar hypertrophy: case report.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207734
Title:
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma presenting as bilateral tonsillar hypertrophy: case report.
Authors:
Khan, Sardar U; Kenefick, Cyril; O'Leary, Gerard; Lucey, James J
Affiliation:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, South Infirmary-Victoria, University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. sardarent@hotmail.com
Citation:
Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Apr;89(4):E4-5.
Journal:
Ear, nose, & throat journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207734
PubMed ID:
20397136
Abstract:
We describe the case of a 57-year-old man who was referred to us with persistent sore throat, dysphagia, and enlarged tonsils. He had not responded to earlier treatment with antibiotic therapy and other routine measures. In view of the persistent nature of the patient's symptoms and the tonsillar hypertrophy, we decided to perform a tonsillectomy and to send the excised specimens for pathologic analysis. Histologic evaluation identified non-Hodgkin lymphoma in both tonsils. The patient was treated with postoperative chemo- and radiotherapy, and he was free of symptoms during 18 months of follow-up. To the best of our knowledge, only 4 cases of bilateral non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the tonsils have been reported in the English-language literature. We also discuss the importance of histologic analysis of excised tonsil tissue in selected cases.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant; Chronic Disease; Diagnosis, Differential; Humans; Hypertrophy; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/*diagnosis/drug therapy/pathology/radiotherapy; Male; Middle Aged; Palatine Tonsil/*pathology; Pharyngitis/*etiology; Radiotherapy, Adjuvant; Tonsillar Neoplasms/*diagnosis/drug therapy/pathology/radiotherapy; *Tonsillectomy
ISSN:
1942-7522 (Electronic); 0145-5613 (Linking)

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dc.contributor.authorKhan, Sardar Uen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKenefick, Cyrilen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Leary, Gerarden_GB
dc.contributor.authorLucey, James Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:42:23Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:42:23Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:42:23Z-
dc.identifier.citationEar Nose Throat J. 2010 Apr;89(4):E4-5.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1942-7522 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0145-5613 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20397136en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207734-
dc.description.abstractWe describe the case of a 57-year-old man who was referred to us with persistent sore throat, dysphagia, and enlarged tonsils. He had not responded to earlier treatment with antibiotic therapy and other routine measures. In view of the persistent nature of the patient's symptoms and the tonsillar hypertrophy, we decided to perform a tonsillectomy and to send the excised specimens for pathologic analysis. Histologic evaluation identified non-Hodgkin lymphoma in both tonsils. The patient was treated with postoperative chemo- and radiotherapy, and he was free of symptoms during 18 months of follow-up. To the best of our knowledge, only 4 cases of bilateral non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the tonsils have been reported in the English-language literature. We also discuss the importance of histologic analysis of excised tonsil tissue in selected cases.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshChemotherapy, Adjuvanten_GB
dc.subject.meshChronic Diseaseen_GB
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differentialen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshHypertrophyen_GB
dc.subject.meshLymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/*diagnosis/drug therapy/pathology/radiotherapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPalatine Tonsil/*pathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPharyngitis/*etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy, Adjuvanten_GB
dc.subject.meshTonsillar Neoplasms/*diagnosis/drug therapy/pathology/radiotherapyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Tonsillectomyen_GB
dc.titleNon-Hodgkin lymphoma presenting as bilateral tonsillar hypertrophy: case report.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, South Infirmary-Victoria, University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. sardarent@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalEar, nose, & throat journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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