Salivary glands
T cell lymphoma

Author: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 March 2018, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: T cell lymphoma salivary

Cite this page: Handra-Luca, A. T cell lymphoma. website. Accessed December 11th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Includes adult T cell leukemia, angiocentric T cell lymphoma (associted with necrotizing sialometaplasia, Ann Diagn Pathol 2009;13:60), HTLV1 lymphoma, peripheral T cell lymphoma, T / NK cell lymphoma (with hemophagocytic syndrome)
  • Very rare
Clinical features
  • Parotid, submandibular gland, palate
  • May occur posttransplant
  • May be EBV+ (in CD56+ cases)
  • Associated with Sjögren disease
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Prominent lymphoepithelial lesions similar to those in B cell lymphomas (Hum Pathol 1997;28:238); other features associated with specific diagnosis
Microscopic (histologic) images

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NK cell tumor cells with large vesicular nuclei and prominent nucleoli, CD3+, UCHL1+, TIA1+, EBER+ by ISH

Primary T cell lympoma resembling MALT