Non Hodgkin lymphoma in the maxillary sinus mimicking dental abscess: a case report

치성 농양과 유사한 상악동에 발생한 비호지킨 림프종의 증례 보고

  • Received : 2016.04.29
  • Accepted : 2016.06.14
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Malignant lymphomas are neoplasms with diffuse proliferation of neoplastic lymphocytes and their precursor cells. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which is a subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, rarely occurs in the head and neck area and is especially rare in the maxillary sinus. We report a case of a 76-year-old female patient who was referred to the oral and maxillofacial surgery office for evaluation of a dental abscess as a clinical diagnosis. Laboratory tests revealed no signs of inflammation or infection; therefore, incisional biopsy was performed. The final diagnosis was diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the maxillary sinus. Here we describe this case with a review of relevant literature.


maxillary sinus;non-hodgkin lymphoma;diffuse large B-cell lymphoma;dental abscess


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