Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Hematologic conditions
Lymphoma - general

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

Revised: 22 May 2018, last major update November 2004

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

PubMed Search: Lymphoma[TI] nasal cavity[mh]

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Lymphoma - general. website. Accessed November 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • May present as sinonasal or nasopharyngeal mass
  • Almost always non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Most patients are elderly but broad age range
  • Often bulky lesions affecting multiple sinuses and nasal cavity, with extension into nasopharynx
  • 5 year survival is 55% for stage I / II
  • Most common: NK / T cell, diffuse large B cell, peripheral T cell; mantle cell lymphoma most common in nasopharynx