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Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 8     27. July 2010
Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 8  (27.07.2010)

Page 661-663, PubMed:20657855

Follicular lymphoma in the palate with clinical appearance similar to salivary gland tumors
Lima, Marina de Deus Moura / Artico, Gabriela / Soares, Fernando Augusto / Martins, Marília Trierveiler / Alves, Fabio Abreu
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.

Keywords: differential diagnosis, follicular lymphoid hyperplasia, follicular lymphoma, immunohistochemistry, lymphoma, palate tumors