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Vol. 65, No. 4, 2003
Issue release date: July–August 2003
Section title: Case Report
ORL 2003;65:219–222
(DOI:10.1159/000073119)

Natural Killer Cell Lymphoma of the Parotid Gland

Furukawa M. · Suzuki H. · Tohmiya Y. · Matsuura K. · Takahashi E. · Ichinohasama R. · Kobayashi T.
Departments of aOtorhinolaryngology and bInternal Medicine, Sendai National Hospital, cDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and dDepartment of Oral Pathology, Tohoku University, School of Dentistry, Sendai, Japan

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: 2/20/2003
Accepted: 6/12/2003
Published online: 10/17/2003

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

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Abstract

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.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: 2/20/2003
Accepted: 6/12/2003
Published online: 10/17/2003

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ORL


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