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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 135-137

Primary diffuse large B cell lymphoma of the base of tongue

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea
3 Department of Pathology, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University Medical Center, Chungju, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Moon Hee Lee
Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University Hospital and College of Medicine, 7-206, 3rd st. Shinheuong-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon 400-711
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.95195

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Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of tongue is very rare. We report a case of an elderly female who presented with a mass lesion and pain primarily involving the tongue and was diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Computed tomography revealed a 3-cm enhanced mass localized to the right tongue base. The patient was treated with three cycles of combination rituximab and CHOP chemotherapy, followed by external beam radiotherapy. The patient had a complete response after treatment, and three years following treatment, the patient has no signs of recurrence.

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