Tonsillar lymphoma

Case contributed by Dr Smita Deb


Stridor with upper airway swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 74
Gender: Male
Modality: CT
  • Airway narrowing due to symmetrical tonsillar enlargement.
  • Extensive lymphadenopathy
  • Normal epiglottis.
  • Small nodes in the parotid glands. Submandibular glands are unremarkable.
  • Small thyroid gland.
  • No bony lesions.

Case Discussion

Case submitted by Dr Smita Deb and A/Prof Pramit Phal.

This patient was previously diagnosed with CLL in spleen and hilar lymph nodes and the tonsillar enlargement is thus thought to be secondary involvement by lymphoma. 

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Case Information

rID: 31170
Case created: 22nd Sep 2014
Last edited: 27th Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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