Neck Lymphoma

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


About 5% of malignant lymphomas in the head and neck are lymphomas. Frequently, lymphoma is not limited to the head and neck region, but also involves other parts of the body. The work-up of a patient with lymphoma requires a multidisciplinary approach. This chapter approaches lymphoma as a systemic disease describing the imaging work-up of patients with newly diagnosed head and neck lymphoma. This includes discussion of commonly applied imaging techniques such as, chest X-ray, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and metabolic imaging (PET-CT). Both nodal disease, as well as non-nodal lymphoma manifestations (e.g. in Waldeyer’s ring, larynx, orbit, lacrimal gland, parotid gland, sinonasal cavities, thyroid and bone) are discussed and illustrated with examples from daily practice. Frequently, imaging findings are non-specific. However, some imaging patterns can suggest the diagnosis of lymphoma.


Parotid Gland Malignant Lymphoma Lacrimal Gland Mucosa Associate Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma Primary Lymphoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Medical Center UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of RadiotherapyThe Netherlands Cancer Institute–Antoni van Leeuwenhoek HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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