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Otorinolaringologia 2002 September;52(3):115-9

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language: Italian

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas of the nose and paranasal sinuses

Saraniti C., Caramanna C., Riggio F., Cirrincione S. 1, Dispenza C.

1 Istituto di Ematologia con Trapianti Clinica Otorinolaringoiatrica «R» Università degli Studi Palermo, Palermo


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Malignant lymphomas of the nose and paranasal sinuses are rare. Despite their being the most frequent non-epithelial isotype, they represent only 8-15% of sino-nasal neoplasms. The authors describe 5 cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma of the nose and paranasal sinuses, of which 3 were phenotype B and 2 phenotype T/NK. The most commonly observed symptoms were: monolateral nasal obstruction, muco-purulent rhinorrhea, facial pain. All patients underwent a CT imaging, which allowed evaluation of the extent of the disease. In one case MRI was also performed. The authors underline the need to consider the possible presence of a lymphoma in the differential diagnosis of sino-nasal lesions, given the importance early diagnosis has in enhancing therapeutic response.

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