Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2021 Jun;64(6):439-443. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2020.00409.

A Case of Pediatric Follicular Lymphoma in the Parotid Gland

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Pediatric follicular lymphoma (PFL) is rare, and it has distinctive characteristics compared to adult-type follicular lymphoma. PFL mainly occurs in males and is likely to be localized to cervical lymph nodes and tonsils. Extranodal type PFL also occurs in the testis, epididymis, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and parotid gland, etc. The prognosis of PFL is better than adulttype follicular lymphoma. Surgical excision is a good option, and the majority of PFL cases show complete remission after surgery. We have encountered a case of PFL of the parotid gland in a 12-year-old boy. Here, we report this case with a review of the literature.

Keyword

Lymphoma; Parotid gland; Pediatric follicular lymphoma
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