Miscellaneous Conditions: Lymphoma and Plasmacytoma; Histiocytosis X; Extranodal Sinus Histiocytosis; Teratomas and Cysts; Tumours Arising Outside of the Sinonasal Tract

  • L. Michaels

Abstract

Lymphomas are classed as Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s ones. I am not aware of a case of Hodgkin’s lymphoma having occurred in the nose and paranasal sinuses. In the upper air and food passages the neoplasms considered under the generic term of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are most commonly seen in the palatine tonsils. Surprisingly in view of the absence of lymphoid tissue in the normal sinonasal tract, the nose and paranasal sinuses rank second to the tonsils in frequency of occurrence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The incidence of this condition is higher than in the nasopharynx, where lymphoid tissue is normally abundant. In a study of 60 cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma referred to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology between 1966 and 1977, I found in conjunction with Dr. V.J. Hyams that 16 (27%) involved the nose and paranasal sinuses, but only 10 (17%) the nasopharynx (Table 22.1). The subject of lymphomas of the nose and throat is considered in detail in Chap. 27, apart from extramedullary plasmacytomas which are dealt with below.

Keywords

Lymphoma Foam Germinal Myeloma Poss 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Michaels
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and BacteriologyInstitute of Laryngology and Otology (University of London)LondonEngland
  2. 2.Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear HospitalLondonEngland

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