Skip to content Skip to navigation

Oropharyngeal plasmablastic lymphoma in a man with human immunodeficiency virus infection: A case report

| Reprints
December 17, 2010
by Sowmya T. Rajaram, MD, Flora D. Lobo, MD, and Chandrayya Achary, MD


Oropharyngeal lymphomas are rare, typically high-grade neoplasms. We describe a case of plasmablastic lymphoma that originated in the oropharynx of a 40-year-old man who was positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The diagnosis was based on fine-needle aspiration cytology of the mass followed by histopathologic examination supplemented with immunophenotyping. The mass was excised, but the patient refused antiretroviral therapy, and he died within 6 months of the diagnosis. In HIV-positive patients, non-Hodgkin lymphomas frequently involve sites, including the oropharynx, that are unusual in patients without HIV.

ENT Journal provides full text articles to our registered members.
Please log in or sign up for a FREE membership to view the full content:

You may also like to: