Primary malignant lymphoma of the parotid gland report of three cases

M. E. Stein, A. Brunnel, D. Lewis, J. Zidan, A. Gershuny

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Abstract

Aims and background: To document the clinicopathologic features and treatment modalities of primary malignant parotid gland lymphoma, based on three cases diagnosed and treated at Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, UK. Methods: Three patients, two with stage II and one with stage IV disease, received primary treatment consisting of chemotherapy following surgical biopsy. Results: All three patients obtained rapid complete remission during their scheduled chemotherapy. One patient is alive without evidence of disease 12 months from the end of treatment. One patient, a frail, elderly gentleman, died due to massive pneumonia while in complete remission for two months. The third patient, who developed local recurrences in both parotid glands without transformation of his low-grade histology, achieved a second complete remission following chemo- and radiotherapy. All side effects were of a mild nature. Conclusion: Malignant lymphoma of the parotid gland is a chemo- and radiosensitive disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-348
Number of pages3
JournalTumori
Volume87
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chemo- and radiotherapy
  • Parotid gland
  • Primary malignant lymphoma

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