Salivary glands

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

Revised: 20 March 2018, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: Lymphoma[TI] salivary[TI]

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Cite this page: Handra-Luca, A. Lymphoma - general. website. Accessed January 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Represent 5% extranodal lymphoma, 3% of salivary gland neoplasms, 10% of malignant salivary gland tumors
Clinical features
  • Mean age 63 years
  • Primary lymphomas may arise from intraparotid lymph node or within parotid or submandibular gland
  • Unilateral masses, often diffuse large B cell lymphoma (may arise from MALT, Leuk Lymphoma 2007;48:1793), follicular lymphoma, MALT or SLL / CLL
  • Increased risk with autoimmune disease or HIV
  • Usually good prognosis (Acta Haematol 2004;112:203)
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Microscopic (histologic) images

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