Tonsillar lymphoma

Case contributed by Dr Smita Deb

Presentation

Stridor with upper airway swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male
CT
  • airway narrowing due to symmetrical tonsillar enlargement
  • extensive lymphadenopathy
  • normal epiglottis
  • small nodes in the parotid glands
  • unremarkable submandibular glands
  • 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
Published: 25th Feb 2015
Last edited: 6th May 2021
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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