Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT - LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 17--22

Physical torment: A predisposition for diffuse B-cell lymphoma


HK Puneeth1, S Ravi Raja Kumar2, Anuradha Ananthaneni1, Ananth Nag Jakkula3 
1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Saint Joseph Dental College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saint Joseph Dental College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, GSL Dental College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
H K Puneeth
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Saint Joseph Dental College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh
India

Lymphomas of the oral cavity are rare and represent only 3%–5% of all lymphomas. Diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) are a heterogeneous group of tumor and the most common type of all non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs). They mostly arise from soft tissue as asymptomatic swelling and involvement of jaw bones is infrequent. We present a case of a 23-year-old patient who developed DLBCL in oral cavity region 4 months after blunt trauma. The patient lacked other physical symptoms at the time of presentation. Histopathology, bone marrow and immunohistochemistry revealed DLBCL. After chemotherapy of eight cycles, swelling was totally reduced and no relapse observed in 10 months' follow-up period. Thus, the present report represents an example of possible rapport between trauma and unresolved soft-tissue swelling which may be caused by NHLs.


How to cite this article:
Puneeth H K, Kumar SR, Ananthaneni A, Jakkula AN. Physical torment: A predisposition for diffuse B-cell lymphoma.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019;23:17-22


How to cite this URL:
Puneeth H K, Kumar SR, Ananthaneni A, Jakkula AN. Physical torment: A predisposition for diffuse B-cell lymphoma. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Mar 24 ];23:17-22
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