Natural killer cell lymphoma of the parotid gland

Masayuki Furukawa, Hideaki Suzuki, Yasuo Tohmiya, Kazuto Matsuura, Etsu Takahashi, Ryo Ichinohasama, Toshimitsu Kobayashi

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The majority of all parotid lymphomas are of the non-Hodgkin type and of B-cell origin. Primary natural killer cell lymphomas of the parotid gland are extremely rare. We present a case of natural killer cell lymphoma in a 34-year-old woman. The disease was refractory to chemotherapy, and the patient eventually succumbed due to lymphoma-associated hemophagocytic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Natural killer cell lymphoma
  • Parotid gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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