CUTANEOUS METASTASIS IN ABDOMINAL WALL FROM NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA OF ORAL CAVITY- A RARE PRESENTATION
Sanjay Kumar, Shilpi Bhargawa, Sweta Asati, *Namita Bhutani, Sant Prakash Kataria and Rajeev Sen
Lymphomas are malignant neoplasm of the lymphocyte cell lineages and are classified mainly as Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Hodgkin’s lymphoma mostly presented as nodal disease, with a predilection for neck and mediastinal nodes. Approximate 40% NHL presents at an extranodal site. NHL arise from tissues other than lymph nodes and from sites which do not contain any lymphoid tissue, referred to as primary extranodal lymphoma. At least one-fourth of the lymphomas are extranodal origin. Approximate 2% of these extranodal lymphoma may arise primarily in the oral cavity. In the oral cavity, tongue, palate, gingiva, buccal mucosa, floor of the mouth and lips are the primary site of all extranodal lymphomas. Peripheral extra nodal NHL is most common in older age group with male predominance. B cell NHL in the most common lymphoma in oral cavity in nonimmunocompromised adult. Most of the oral lymphoma is a component of a disseminated disease process which involve regional nodes.
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