舌下面に発生した悪性リンパ腫の1例 A case of malignant lymphoma arising in the inferior surface of the tongue
We report a case of malignant lymphoma arising in the inferior surface of the tongue. The patient was a 53-year-old woman with a painless tumor occurring in the right side of the inferior surface of the tongue.<BR>Clinical examination showed that the surface was coveredwith normal mucosa, and the tumor was hard, circumscribed, and movable on palpation. The patient underwent tumor excision for a tentative diagnosis of a benign tongue tumor.<BR>Histological examination of the surgical specimen showed a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, follicularmixed cell type. After diagnosing the malignant lymphoma, the patient was immediately screened for other tumors. There was no evidence of lesions in other sites.<BR>The patient is free of disease as of 10 years after operation.
日本口腔外科学会雑誌 52(3), 203-206, 2006-03-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons