International Journal of Oral Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121--124

Mantle cell lymphoma of tongue masquerading as squamous cell carcinoma


Manasi Chetan Mundada1, Faiq Ahmed1, Sudha S Murthy1, MVT Krishna Mohan2 
1 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Basvatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Basvatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manasi Chetan Mundada
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Basvatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Road No. 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
India

The occurrence of a malignant lesion in oral cavity raises the possibility of most commonly squamous cell carcinoma. However, there are other malignant lesions that can arise in the tongue. Lymphomas in the tongue/Waldeyer's ring can pose a diagnostic challenge. Here, we present a rare case of Mantle cell lymphoma primarily presenting as a tongue lesion with a deceptive appearance that requires a high grade of suspicion and judicious use of immunohistochemistry (IHC) to reach the diagnosis. The recognition and differentiation of this entity are important because of its aggressive clinical behavior.


How to cite this article:
Mundada MC, Ahmed F, Murthy SS, Mohan MK. Mantle cell lymphoma of tongue masquerading as squamous cell carcinoma.Int J Oral Health Sci 2015;5:121-124


How to cite this URL:
Mundada MC, Ahmed F, Murthy SS, Mohan MK. Mantle cell lymphoma of tongue masquerading as squamous cell carcinoma. Int J Oral Health Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jun 18 ];5:121-124
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