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Title
Young immunocompetent patient with oropharyngeal plasmablastic lymphoma
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Abstract
Young immunocompetent patient with oropharyngeal plasmablastic lymphoma. Background: Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare tumour that most commonly occurs in the oral cavity in immunocompromised patients. Case report: A 35-year-old man presented with symptoms suggesting obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy, contrast-enhanced computed tomography, and drug-induced sleep endoscopy revealed a mass in the oropharynx that completely obstructed the upper airway. Direct laryngoscopy was performed, and the lesion was excised using a CO2 laser. Anatomopathological examination and flow cytometric differentiation established a diagnosis of plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL). Postoperative chemotherapy resulted in complete response. Conclusions: Extra-oral PBL is very rare. This is the first published report of oropharyngeal PBL in an immunocompetent patient. This case emphasizes the importance of considering PBL as a differential diagnosis when an oropharyngeal tumour is present. Clinical ENT examination should include fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy to detect any head and neck mass that may cause OSAS-related symptoms.
Language
English
Source (journal)
B-ENT / Royal Belgian Society for Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery [Leuven] - Leuven, 2005, currens
Publication
Leuven : Royal Belgian Society for Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery , 2018
ISSN
1781-782X
Volume/pages
14 :2 (2018) , p. 151-155
ISI
000438319400012
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 23.09.2021
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