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Burkitt lymphoma of the thyroid gland

August 18, 2018  |  Ashley P. O'Connell Ferster, MD; Guy Slonimsky, MD; Einat Slonimsky, MD; Henry Crist, MD; David Goldenberg, MD, FACS

Burkitt lymphoma is a rare, highly aggressive type of lymphoma that commonly presents at extranodal sites.

Primary NK/T-cell lymphoma of the larynx: Report of 2 cases and review of the English-, Japanese-, and Chinese-language literature

April 30, 2016  |  Su-Yu Zhu, MD; Yuan Yuan, MD; Ke Liu, MD, MSc; Liang Zeng, MD, PhD; Ju-Mei Zhou, MD, PhD; Qiong-Hui Lu, MD; Zai-Jie Huang, MD


Natural killer/T (NK/T) -cell lymphoma in the larynx is extremely rare, as only 29 cases have been previously reported in the English-language, Japanese-language, and Chinese-language literature. Its characteristics have never been systematically illustrated. We report 2 new...

Vocal fold immobility after finger sweep self-extrusion of impacted food in a choking victim with resolution following laryngeal mask ventilation

January 22, 2016  |  Shaum Sridharan, MD; Milan R. Amin, MD; Ryan C. Branski, PhD


We report a case of unilateral vocal fold immobility in a 57-year-old woman that occurred subsequent to a choking episode, which she resolved by removing impacted food with a finger sweep. Other than the unilateral immobility, no abnormality of the laryngeal mucosa or framework...

Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma presenting as a nasopharyngeal mass and cervical lymphadenopathy

June 5, 2015  |  Gregory R. Dion, MD, MS, Capt.; Col. Mark D. Packer, MD


Cervical lymphadenopathy in adults has a broad differential diagnosis, including bacterial and viral infections, Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, and various neoplasms. Many of its etiologies share similar symptomatology and presentations, which...

Simultaneous non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the external auditory canal and thyroid gland: A case report

December 19, 2014  |  BeeLian Khaw, MD; Shailendra Sivalingam, MS-ORL; Sitra Siri Pathamanathan, MBBS; Teck S. Tan, MBChB, MRCS; Manimalar Naicker, MPath

Approximately 25% of all cases of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) occur in the head and neck region; NHL of the external auditory canal (EAC) and thyroid gland are rare. Specific immunohistochemical staining of the excised tissue is required to confirm the final pathologic diagnosis. We...

Cervical presentation of peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified

December 19, 2014  |  Alexander S. Misono, MD; Harrison W. Lin, MD; Linda N. Lee, MD; Judith A. Ferry, MD; James W. Rocco, MD, PhD

Peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) is an uncommon type of lymphoma with a clinically aggressive course and a relatively poor prognosis. Many affected patients present with nodal involvement, and there is also potential for extranodal involvement of the liver,...

Waldeyer ring lymphoma: A case series

September 18, 2014  |  Carren S.L. Teh, MBBS, MS(ORL-HNS); Pailoor Jayalakshmi, FRCPath; Sheldon Y.C. Chong, MBBS, MS(ORL-HNS)


We encountered a patient with a tongue base lymphoma that we initially diagnosed as a lingual tonsil in view of its benign appearance. We established the correct diagnosis of Waldeyer ring lymphoma by histology. This case led us to conduct a study of all cases of Waldeyer ring...

Primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the ethmoid sinus: A case report

August 28, 2014  |  Jing-pu Yang, MD; Lian-ji Wen, MD; Chun-shun Jin, MD; Yan Liu, MD


B-cell lymphoma of the paranasal sinuses is rare. We present the case of a 42-year-old woman who presented with proptosis, diplopia, and vision disturbances in the right eye. She was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the ethmoid sinus. We describe the general...

Primary Burkitt lymphoma of the thyroid

December 20, 2013  |  Samuel Albert, MD


Primary Burkitt lymphoma of the thyroid is extremely rare. The author describes a new case in a 15-year-old boy who presented with a rapidly enlarging thyroid mass and dyspnea.

Secondary lymphoma of the parotid gland: Clinical experience

February 25, 2013  |  Lorraine Williams-Smith, MD, FACS; Reena Gupta, MD, FACS; and Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

 It is important to remember that parotid lymphomas do occur and should be considered in the differential diagnosis for parotid masses.

Primary cutaneous CD30-positive anaplastic large-cell lymphoma of the external auditory canal

December 31, 2012  |  Nuno Marcal, MD; Sofia Campelos, MD; Luis Dias, MD; Matos Goncalves, MD; Gabriel Pereira, MD; Tiago Godinho, MD


Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is rare. Cutaneous lymphoma is defined as primary when there is an absence of nodal or systemic disease during the first 6 months following diagnosis. We report what we believe to be the first documented case of a primary cutaneous CD30-...

Primary laryngeal NK/T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma: A case report

July 5, 2012  |  Draško Cikojević, MD, PhD; Ivo Glunčić, MD, PhD; Valdi Pešutić-Pisac, MD, PhD; Marisa Klančnik, MD, PhD; Zaviša Čolović, MD


The estimated prevalence of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma ranges from 10 to 35% of all cases; a finding in the larynx is extremely rare. We describe the case of a 77-year-old man who presented for evaluation of a 1-month history of minor swallowing...


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