Enlarging Premaxillary Mass: A Unique Manifestation of Extranodal Diffuse B-cell Lymphoma
Riverside Community Hospital
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma, Extranodal, Lymphoma, Perineural, Premaxillary
Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases | Neoplasms | Radiology
Lymphomas are the most common nonepithelial malignancy in the head and neck region. Among these, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) is the most prevalent, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common histologic subtype. NHL is known for its propensity for extranodal involvement, which can affect any anatomical location. The presence of perineural spread is frequently encountered in head and neck malignancies, including lymphomas. We report a case of a 40-year-old male with an enlarging infraorbital facial mass with associated erythema, pain, and paresthesia, which was subsequently found to be extranodal DLBCL with retrograde perineural spread along the infraorbital nerve.
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Radiology Case Reports
Varedi D, Maan P, Bruckner JJ, et al. Enlarging premaxillary mass: A unique manifestation of extranodal diffuse B-cell lymphoma. Radiol Case Rep. 2023;18(10):3759-3763. doi:10.1016/j.radcr.2023.07.065