Extranodal natural killer/T‑cell lymphoma presenting as cavernous sinus syndrome

  • Authors:
    • Hong‑Cheng Mai
    • Dan‑Xia Chen
    • Dan Lu
    • Yu‑Sheng Zhang
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  • Published online on: March 9, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2017.1190
  • Pages: 543-546
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Abstract

Extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphomas are rare, highly aggressive tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) that commonly affect the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses. NK/T‑cell lymphomas are associated with a poor prognosis, as they exhibit a wide range of unique clinical presentations and neuroimaging findings that are currently difficult to detect. Pathological examination is considered to be more reliable for defining the pathological entity of NK/T‑cell lymphoma. Early testing for fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)‑positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography may improve the evaluation of lymphomas, which have been known to display avid 18FDG uptake. The authors herein report a case of NK/T‑cell lymphoma presenting with cavernous sinus syndrome involving the CNS via direct extension from the nose. NK/T‑cell lymphomas are very aggressive, with an unfavorable clinical outcome, and the optimal therapy has not yet been clearly defined.
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Mai, H., Chen, D., Lu, D., & Zhang, Y. (2017). Extranodal natural killer/T‑cell lymphoma presenting as cavernous sinus syndrome. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 6, 543-546. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2017.1190
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Mai, H., Chen, D., Lu, D., Zhang, Y."Extranodal natural killer/T‑cell lymphoma presenting as cavernous sinus syndrome". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 6.4 (2017): 543-546.
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Mai, H., Chen, D., Lu, D., Zhang, Y."Extranodal natural killer/T‑cell lymphoma presenting as cavernous sinus syndrome". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 6, no. 4 (2017): 543-546. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2017.1190