An Unusual Presentation of Non‑Hodgkin Lymphoma: Base of Tongue Growth

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2016,5,1,31-33.
Published:January 2016
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Dayananda Srinivasan, Sumith S. Deep, Durganna Thimmappa

Department of General Surgery, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


Non‑Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) involving base of the tongue is a rare presentation with an incidence of only 7% of total cases. Because of its rarity it is often diagnosed late as lymphoma and mismanaged widely. We present one such case of 70‑year‑old female with complaints of difficulty in swallowing being diagnosed as NHL lesion of diffuse large B‑cell variety arising in base of the tongue.