Gingival Overgrowth as the First Symptom of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Report of a Case

Baharvand, Maryam and Mortazavi, Hamed and Bagheri, Fateme (2014) Gingival Overgrowth as the First Symptom of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Report of a Case. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 38 (2). pp. 185-192.

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Introduction: Malignant lymphomas are a group of neoplasms affecting lymphoreticular system and are devided into 2 types: Hodgkin’s and Non-hodgkin’s (NHL). Hodgkin’s lymphoma rarely involves extranodal sites but Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can be extranodal in 24-48 of cases. Primary oral involvement in NHL is rare and interestingly in 3 of the cases, the only symptom of disease is an enlargement of oral tissue. Case Report: A 40-year-old man presented to Oral Medicine Department of Shahid Beheshti dental school with a chief complaint of gingival overgrowth following tooth extraction. After incisional biopsy and the diagnosis of NHL, he was referred to Cancer Institute of Imam Khomeini Hospital and chemotherapy regimen was indicated for him, but unfortunately he died in the beginning of the treatment. Conclusion: Although the first presentation of NHL as an intraoral lesion is rare, but recognizing its oral manifestations and timely diagnosis and referral has a prominent influence in prognosis and survival of this group of patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 13:01
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 13:01

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