Aggressive sinonasal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

Justin H. Turner, Myriam Loyo, Sandra Y. Lin

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Abstract

Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma of the nasal cavity is a rare malignancy with poor overall prognosis. We report the case of a rapidly fatal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma of the nasal cavity complicated by the concominant development of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. This disorder is marked by clinical findings such as fever and splenomegaly, a multitude of abnormal laboratory findings, and a profound proliferation of circulating macrophages. Left untreated, multi-organ failure and death are common. Prompt diagnosis is essential to the successful management of this disorder and for subsequent recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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