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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-14

Lymphoma and cervical lymphadenopathya

Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Khalid B Al Ghamdi
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Jeddah 21789, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.274642

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Introduction: Cervical lymphadenopathy is a common presentation with diverse etiologies. Lymphoma with all its subtypes is considered to be one of the common pathologies that cause lymphadenopathy especially in the neck.Lymphoma is one of the commonest malignancies all over the globe., and is considered as one of the second commonest malignancy in Saudi Arabia. Aim: To report the incidence of lymphoma in cervical lymphadenopathy at a single institution (King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah) over a 6 years period (2006 – 2011). Design: A retrospective study was conducted. Approval from the ethic committee for research was obtained. Due to the diversity of different software for the data base, all the following nomenclatures were considered potential cases: cervical lymph node biopsy, lymphadenopathy, lymph node biopsy, neck node biopsy, neck dissection, true cut neck biopsy and lymphadenectomy. Results: There were 271 cases of cervical lymph node biopsies, 86 of which were diagnosed as lymphoma. Conclusion: This incidence showed that lymphoma should be on top of the differential diagnosis list for both genders and cross all age groups.

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