Primary diffuse large B cell lymphoma of the base of tongue

Joo Han Lim, Jae Yol Lim, Young Mo Kim, Chul Soo Kim, Suk Jin Choi, Hyeon Gyu Yi, Woong Gil Choi, Moon Hee Lee

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Abstract

Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of tongue is very rare. We report a case of an elderly female who presented with a mass lesion and pain primarily involving the tongue and was diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Computed tomography revealed a 3-cm enhanced mass localized to the right tongue base. The patient was treated with three cycles of combination rituximab and CHOP chemotherapy, followed by external beam radiotherapy. The patient had a complete response after treatment, and three years following treatment, the patient has no signs of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Lim, J. H., Lim, J. Y., Kim, Y. M., Kim, C. S., Choi, S. J., Yi, H. G., Choi, W. G., & Lee, M. H. (2012). Primary diffuse large B cell lymphoma of the base of tongue. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, 8(1), 135-137. https://doi.org/10.4103/0973-1482.95195