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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

September 2010
Volume 41 , Issue 8

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Follicular Lymphoma In The Palate With Clinical Appearance Similar To Salivary Gland Tumors

Marina de Deus Moura Lima, DDS, MsC/Gabriela Artico, DDS, MsC/ Fernando Augusto Soares, MD, PhD/Marília Trierveiler Martins, DDS, PhD/Fabio Abreu Alves, DDS, PhD

Pages: 661–663
PMID: 20657855

Intraoral presentation of follicular lymphoma is rare, and only three cases in the palate have been reported to date. The present case report describes an uncommon case of follicular lymphoma affecting the palate. The clinical aspect was similar to salivary gland neoplasm, and an incisional biopsy was important to establish the correct diagnosis and consequently to plan the treatment. Also discussed is the differential diagnosis among follicular lymphoma, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, and follicular lymphoid hyperplasia with regard to the histopathologic and immunohistochemical features. (Quintessence Int 2010;41:661–663)

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