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Salivary glands


Reviewer: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 26 January 2013, last major update September 2012
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● 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)

Case reports

● 69 year old man with isolated swelling of neck (J Clin Pathol 2002;55:61)

Micro images

Mantle cell lymphoma

Primary T cell lymphoma

End of Salivary glands > Lymphoma–general

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