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Authors
Ohta, Nobuo Division of Otolaryngology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Waki, Takayoshi Division of Otolaryngology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Ito, Tsukasa Division of Otolaryngology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Suzuki, Yusuke Division of Otolaryngology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Kakehata, Seiji Division of Otolaryngology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Aoyagi, Masaru Division of Otolaryngology, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Keywords
brain abscess
natural killer/T-cell lymphoma
Abstract
We present the case of a 58-year-old Japanese woman with a natural killer T (NK/T)-cell lymphoma complicated by brain abscess. NK/T-cell lymphomas represent a rare type of lymphoma derived from either activated NK cells or, rarely, cytotoxic T cells. They are aggressive Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated lymphomas that involve mainly the nasal cavity. Brain abscess associated with primary extranodal nasal-type NK/T-cell lymphoma is extremely uncommon: to our knowledge, this is the first reported case of this lymphoma with brain abscess as the initial clinical manifestation. Endoscopic surgery was performed for definitive diagnosis under intraoperative navigation system. Chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy was performed and was effective: 72 months later the tumor has not recurred. Recommendations of endoscopic management for diagnosis and treatment of this rare neoplasm are discussed.
Publisher
Tottori University Medical Press
Content Type
Journal Article
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ISSN
05135710
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Volume
63
Issue
1
Start Page
88
End Page
91
Patient Report
Published Date
2020-02-20
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Text Version
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Rights
注があるものを除き、この著作物は日本国著作権法により保護されています。 / This work is protected under Japanese Copyright Law unless otherwise noted.
Citation
Nobuo Ohta, Takayoshi Waki, Tsukasa Ito, Yusuke Suzuki, Seiji Kakehata, Masaru Aoyagi, Brain Abscess as a Rare Complication of Primary Extranodal Nasal-type Natural Killer/T-cell Lymphoma, Yonago Acta Medica, 2020, Volume 63, Issue 1, Pages 88-91, Released February 20, 2020
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English