A young boy with a maxillary swelling and closed rhinolalia.


Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma belongs to a group of lymphoid neoplasia that is diverse in the manner of presentation, response to therapy and progress. The most common region for extranodal lymphoma is the gastrointestinal tract while for oral cavity buccal vestibule, posterior hard palate or gingiva is the common site. The maxilla is affected more commonly than the mandible. The oral picture being the sole manifestation highlights the importance of bearing this entity in the differential diagnosis of swelling in the jaws.

DOI: 10.1136/bcr.08.2010.3234

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@article{Thomas2011AYB, title={A young boy with a maxillary swelling and closed rhinolalia.}, author={Shaji Thomas and Preeti Nair and Anil N Kumar and K. Sundeep Hegde and Vikram Singh}, journal={BMJ case reports}, year={2011}, volume={2011} }