Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Hematologic conditions
Lymphoid hyperplasia

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 22 May 2018, last major update November 2004

Copyright: (c) 2004-2018,, Inc.

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Definition / general
  • Common, although only rarely presents as a mass in nasopharynx or nasal cavity
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Germinal centers with tingible bodies (macrophages containing apoptotic bodies), mixed inflammatory infiltrate, polyclonal light chains, no atypia
  • In nasopharynx, lymphocytes may infiltrate overlying epithelium producing lymphoepithelial lesions but this does NOT indicate lymphoma at this site