Nasal type NK/T-cell lymphoma - diagnosis and treatment difficulties

Noor Hamidah Hussin, Siti Shahrom, M. A. Siti Aishah, Srijit Das, Balwant Singh Gendeh, S Fadilah S. Abdul Wahid

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Abstract

Primary nasal lymphomas are rare. One of the most common cellular subtypes in the Asian population is natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (NKTL) with a high association of EBV. We report a case of a 42-year-old female, who presented with a worsening sore throat, odynophagia, dysphagia to solid food due to oropharyngeal ulcers and bilateral nasal blockage and recurrent fever for the past two weeks prior to admission. Physical examination revealed ulcers over the soft palate with nasopharyngeal slough. Computerized Tomography (CT) scan of the neck showed nasopharyngeal abscess with bilateral maxillary ethnoidal sinusitis. The diagnostic and management challenge is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume165
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Natural Killer T-Cells
T-Cell Lymphoma
Nose
Ulcer
Maxillary Sinusitis
Soft Palate
Nasal Obstruction
Pharyngitis
Deglutition Disorders
Human Herpesvirus 4
Abscess
Physical Examination
Lymphoma
Fever
Neck
Tomography
Food
Population

Keywords

  • EBV
  • Lymphoma
  • Nasal lymphoma
  • NKTL

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  • Medicine(all)

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Nasal type NK/T-cell lymphoma - diagnosis and treatment difficulties. / Hussin, Noor Hamidah; Shahrom, Siti; Siti Aishah, M. A.; Das, Srijit; Gendeh, Balwant Singh; S. Abdul Wahid, S Fadilah.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 165, No. 3, 2014, p. 139-142.

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Hussin, Noor Hamidah ; Shahrom, Siti ; Siti Aishah, M. A. ; Das, Srijit ; Gendeh, Balwant Singh ; S. Abdul Wahid, S Fadilah. / Nasal type NK/T-cell lymphoma - diagnosis and treatment difficulties. In: Clinica Terapeutica. 2014 ; Vol. 165, No. 3. pp. 139-142.
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