Arch Craniofac Surg.  2018 Dec;19(4):279-282. 10.7181/acfs.2018.02075.

Pediatric follicular lymphoma of the parotid gland

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu, Korea. jsn7190@catholic.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu, Korea.

Abstract

Primary malignant lymphoma rarely presents as a mass in the salivary gland. It accounts for about 1% of salivary gland tumors. The lymphomas of the parotid gland are mainly non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of B-cell follicular type. It usually occurs in male adults and is very rare in children. In contrast to the intractable disease course of adult parotid follicular lymphoma, when occurred in children or adolescent, its prognosis is very good when it is first treated with surgical excision. Thus, a solitary follicular lymphoma in an extranodal site that has occurred in children is termed separately as pediatric follicular lymphoma (PFL). We share our treatment experience of a 16-year-old PFL patient through surgical removal combined with superficial parotidectomy. In line with the few previous case reports of PFL, we suggest that active surgical removal should be undertaken for solitary, extranodal follicular lymphoma of the pediatric and adolescent population.

Keyword

Follicular lymphoma; Malignancy; Parotid neoplasms

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Adult
B-Lymphocytes
Child
Humans
Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Follicular*
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Male
Parotid Gland*
Parotid Neoplasms
Prognosis
Salivary Glands
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