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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

An Unusual Massive Swelling of Neck Mimicking Parotid Tumor - A Case Report

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Author Details: Akhilanand Chaurasia

Volume : 1

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 146

Article End Page : 155


Lymphomas are the second most common malignancies affecting the head and neck region. Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most frequent lymphomas in the Western world. The Hodgkin’s lymphoma is primarily malignancy of peripheral lymph node however it can involve liver, lung and bone marrow also. The lymphadenoppathy is preceded by constitutional symptoms also known as “B-symptoms” like fever, night sweats, unexplained pain and weight loss in 40% cases. Detection of Hodgkin’s lymphoma is usually incidental in nature. They can be found while evaluation of patient by imaging procedures performed for assessment of other conditions and sometimes by patient itself. However they can be also be detected while evaluating patients for nonspecific symptoms like fever, fatigue, unexplained pain and weight loss. Here we are reporting a case of massive Hodgkin’s lymphoma without any paraneoplastic symptoms.

Keywords: Lymphoma, Lymphadenopathy, Paraneoplastic syndrome