The majority of all parotid lymphomas are of the non-Hodgkin type and of B-cell origin. Primary natural killer cell lymphomas of the parotid gland are extremely rare. We present a case of natural killer cell lymphoma in a 34-year-old woman. The disease was refractory to chemotherapy, and the patient eventually succumbed due to lymphoma-associated hemophagocytic syndrome.
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Masayuki Furukawa, MD, PhD
Department of Otorhinolarynology
Tohoku University School of Medicine
Seiryomachi Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8574 (Japan)
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Received: February 20, 2003
Accepted after revision: June 12, 2003
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Number of Figures : 4, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 14
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