Primary non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of the Nasal Cavity: Clinical Case Report and Discussion
Authors: Cavalot, Andrea Luigi; Ricci, Eugenia; Nazionale, Giuseppe; Palonta, Francesca; Fadda, Gian Luca
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica, Volume 120, Number 4, 12 September 2000 , pp. 545-550(6)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the nasal cavity is a disease more likely to affect men than women; it is characterized by a T cell immunophenotype and is often associated with involvement of the paranasal structures and with high recurrence rates. Many authors report that its extremely poor prognosis depends on tumour stage and extension into the paranasal sinuses. Patients with Ann Arbor stage IE limited to only one nasal cavity have better survival rates than those with the same stage but with tumour extension beyond the nasal cavity. Patients with stages IIE, IIIE and IV have a very poor prognosis that does not seem to be affected by the use of conventional chemotherapy. Optimal treatment for the disease is not yet known. The use of radiotherapy alone has been reported in initial stages of the disease; however, given that its prognosis is burdened by frequent local or systemic recurrence or both, combined modality therapy has been applied in all stages. In this case report we describe a case of primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the nasal cavity localized at the middle turbinate, in combination with an updated literature review.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Via Dogliotti 10 Leinı`, IT-10040 Torino, Italy
Publication date: September 12, 2000