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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 289
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma of a palate: A case report of a highly destructive lesion

1 Professor of Stomatology and Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
2 Faculty of Dentistry, Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
3 Medical Pathologist, Citopar - Centro de Citologia e Patologia do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
4 Professor of Prosthesis, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_332_21

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a haematolymphoid neoplasm that can affect nodal and extra-nodal sites. It is a rare disease in the oral cavity, accounting for only 2% of all extra-nodal lymphomas. Its aetiology is multi-factorial, being strongly associated with viral infections. The average age group most affected is 66 years old, with a slight predilection for males. The most common histological sub-type in the oral cavity is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, with Waldeyer's ring being the most affected site in the nodal form, and extranodally, it may involve the tongue, hard/soft palate, maxilla, and mandible. It presents as a nodular lesion with a smooth or ulcerated surface. The initial treatment approach is chemotherapy, but this may vary according to the stage of lymphoma. The aim of this study was to report a case of NHL in the palate of a 54-year-old female patient, with extensive tissue destruction.

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