Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173


Primary Non - Hodgkin’s Lymphoma of The Nasal Cavity: Unusual Site and Unusual Presentation

Vishwas D Pai*, Vidhya Manohar, Kiran Kattimani and Sheshachala Lingasur

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is a heterogeneous subgroup of lymphomas with characteristic morphological and molecular features. Although lymph nodes are the most common organ of involvement, such as liver, stomach, intestine and bone marrow may also be affected on occasions. Primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) of the nasal cavity is an extra nodal form of NHL characterized by association with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, predominance of T-cell phenotype and a worse prognosis compared to nodal lymphoma. Although relatively common in China, nasal NHL is considered a rare entity in other countries of South East Asia. We are presenting a case of nasal NHL which was initially misdiagnosed as inverted papilloma and treated with surgical resection.