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Turkish Journal of Cancer
2001, Volume 31, Number 3, Page(s) 121-124
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Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the oral tongue
GOPAL KRĘSHNA MAHESHWARI1, HARSHAD ACHARATLAL BABOO1, NILESH MANUBHAI SHAH2, MAHESH HIRJIBHAI PATEL3, RAKESH SHAH4
Departments of 1Radiation Oncology, 2Pathology, 3Surgical Oncology and 4Medical Oncology, The Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad-India

Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphomas of the oral region are extremely rare. Only 12 cases of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the oral tongue have been reported in the literature (1-6). We describe a 30-year-old woman, who presented with a mass lesion primarily involving the oral tongue and diagnosed as diffuse large T -cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The patient was successfully treated with wide excision of the lesion followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She remained disease free 22- months after the diagnosis and 15-months following completion of treatment. This is the first case of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the oral tongue being reported from India.

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