Salivary glands
T cell lymphoma

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 29 April 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: T cell lymphoma salivary

Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D.
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Cite this page: Handra-Luca A. T cell lymphoma. website. Accessed December 8th, 2019.
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

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