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T-Cell-Rich Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Presenting as an Intraosseous Maxillary Neoplasm

Gururaj Patil Bheemanagouda, Kaveri Satish Hallikeri, Rekha Pillai Krishna

Citation Information : Bheemanagouda GP, Hallikeri KS, Krishna RP. T-Cell-Rich Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Presenting as an Intraosseous Maxillary Neoplasm. World J Dent 2011; 2 (1):53-55.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1054

Published Online: 01-03-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Abstract

Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are a group of highly diverse malignancies with great tendency to affect organs and tissues that do not ordinarily contain lymphoid cells. T-cell/histiocyte-rich large B-cell lymphoma (TCRBCL) is an uncommon histological variant of large B-cell non- Hodgkin lymphoma, morphologically characterized by a minor population of clonal B-cells distributed in a background of prominent reactive T lymphocytes. This is an interesting case of extranodal isolated TCRBCL in jaw bone and to our knowledge this is the first report of its kind in a nonimmune compromised 40-year-old female. An increase in the number of case reports of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in head and neck region definitely makes it to be included as differential diagnosis. The patient has completed 5 years of therapy with no evidence of recurrence.


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