International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Case Studies | Otorhinolaryngology | India | Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10


An Unusual Site for Non - Hodgkin Lymphoma, Vallecula: A Case Report

Dr. Nilam U. Sathe | Dr. Anjali Taku | Dr. Davish Gupta | Dr. Monal Chourdiya


Abstract: Introduction: The non - Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are a heterogeneous group of lymphoproliferative malignancies with different patterns and responses to treatment. Most commonly seen in age ranging from 65 - 74 years with median age of diagnosis is at 68 years. Vallecular lymphoma is an extremely rare tumour of oropharynx. Base on the prognostic groups: the indolent and aggressive lymphomas, the treatment differs. The mainstay of the treatment includes chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation therapy. The 5 - year relative survival rate of patients is 74.3%. Case Report: WE reported a rare case of Non - Hodgkinlymphoma (NHL) of vallecular region in a 43 year old male who presented with a one month history of foreign body sensation in throat. Laryngoscopy finding suggestive of globular mass arising from lateral surface of right vallecular area without any oro - pharygeal airway compromise. Finding confirmed with computed tomography. Patient underwent transoral laser assisted excision of the mass and later was diagnosed of Non - Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in histopathological examination. Conclusion: The primary NHL of the vallecula is very rare but one must consider it as one of the differential diagnosis of any vallecular mass. One needs proper preoperative evaluation and multidisciplinary team approach with anaesthetist as any manipulation may lead to airway compromised especially when dealing with large tumour.


Keywords: Non - Hodgkin lymphoma, vallecula, laser


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024,


Pages: 978 - 981


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