An unusual presentation of lymphoma in a homosexual man
Reported cases of lymphoma in homo-sexual men have increased since the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic was first detected in the early 1980s. Lymphoma in the general population presents more commonly in the head and neck area than in any other anatomical region. Most patients are seen with disease arising in lymph nodes, but many exhibit disease originating in extranodal areas. Parotid lymphomas may arise either in the parotid parenchyma or in the lymph nodes within the parotid gland.1 We discuss a case of lymphoma presenting as a parotid mass in a homosexual man with AIDS.
KeywordsHuman Immunodeficiency Virus Parotid Gland Acquire Immunodeficiency Syndrome Oral Candidiasis Intravenous Drug Abuse
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Nichols RD, Rebuck JW, Sullivan JC: Lymphoma and the parotid gland. Laryngoscope
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