Lymphoproliferative disorders of the head and neck

J. Douglas Green, H. Bryan Neel, Thomas E. Witzig

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Lymphoproliferative disorders are the frequent cause of indeterminate processes in the head and neck region for which otolaryngologists are often consulted by colleagues seeking a diagnosis. Because a wide spectrum of diseases may be represented, tissue diagnosis is often required. Recent advances in tissue immunotyping and DNA probes permit more precise identification and classification of these disorders. Lymphoproliferative disorders may be subdivided into five categories: Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, histiocytosis X, benign reactive lymphoproliferative disorders, and plasma cell neoplasms. Representative cases are presented, along with a brief discussion of each category.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991


  • "midline granuloma"
  • cervical lymphadenopathy
  • lymphoproliferative disorders
  • systemic diseases with otolaryngologic manifestations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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