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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 627-629

Non-hodgkin's lymphoma involving base of tongue


1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Former Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Profesor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Ragas Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
C V Divyambika
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai-600116, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1237

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Waldeyer's ring is the primary site of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) involvement in approximately 5 to 10% of all lymphoma patients Lymphomas arising from base of the tongue are less frequent, accounting for 7% of all primary Waldeyer's ring NHLs. We report a case of NHL involving the base of tongue in a 30-year-old man who complained of dysphagia and swelling of neck. Clinical examination, radiographic, histopathological features, current understanding of disease with review of literature is offered.


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