Primary Extranodal Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma of Maxilla - A Case Report

Nanda Pai, Rajeev Desai, Jyoti Sonkar, Jinal Vaghela


Lymphomas are a malignant neoplasm of the lymphoid tissue. Although Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is fairly common, primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma of the oral cavity, with no other nodal involvement in an immunocompetent patient is rare. They then mimic other odontogenic pathologies and pose a diagnostic challenge. An incisional biopsy helps nail the diagnosis in such cases.  This paper reports a case of  Primary Extranodal Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma of Maxilla in a 42-year-old male patient and emphasizes the need for early and prompt referrals between physicians and dentists/maxillofacial surgeon which will aid in better prognosis of these rare entities.


Extranodal; Maxilla; Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


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