A Rare Case of a Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) arising From The Parotid Gland In a Patient With Sjogren’s Syndrome

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2017,6,1,26-27.
Published:November 2016
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Suresh Babu Mallekavu Chikkadasappa1, Govind Babu Kanakasetty1, Rajeev Lakkavalli Krishnappa1, Suparna Ajit Rao2

1Department of Medical Oncology DM Medical Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Bangalore, INDIA.

2MD General Medicine, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology Bangalore, INDIA.


Primary lymphoma of the salivary gland is rare, with NHL being 5% of all extra nodal lymphomas and 2% of all salivary gland tumors. Most are low grade lymphomas with MALT lymphomas being the most common. DLBCL lymphomas are uncommon with most thought to be due to transformation from underlying low-grade lymphomas, postulated to arise in those with sialedinitis and Sjogren’s syndrome. We report a rare case of DLBCL in a patient on treatment for Sjogren’s Syndrome.

Parotid Swelling