A young boy with a maxillary swelling and closed rhinolalia

S. Thomas, P. Nair, A. Kumar, K. Hegde, V. Singh
2011 BMJ Case Reports  
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma belongs to a group of lymphoid neoplasia that is diverse in the manner of presentation, response to therapy and progress. The most common region for extranodal lymphoma is the gastrointestinal tract while for oral cavity buccal vestibule, posterior hard palate or gingiva is the common site. The maxilla is affected more commonly than the mandible. The oral picture being the sole manifestation highlights the importance of bearing this entity in the differential diagnosis of
more » ... swelling in the jaws. BACKGROUND A rapidly enlarging lesion in a patient in the second decade must arouse a suspicion of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).
doi:10.1136/bcr.08.2010.3234 pmid:22715226 pmcid:PMC3029663 fatcat:5vvwqp72cvfa5cshqtd4p6oxdm