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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-83

Fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the tongue


1 Department of Pathology, ESIPGIMER, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, J.N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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C Panduranga
Department of Pathology, J.N. Medical College, Belgaum
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.80750

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Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) of the oral region is rare. Oral manifestation is present in 3-5% of cases of NHL and oral lesions are rarely the initial manifestations. We describe primary NHL, diffuse, mixed, small and large cell type in a 50-year-old female, who presented with mass lesion primarily involving the base of the tongue; initially diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology and later confirmed by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. Pertinent literature is being reviewed.


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