A Case of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma Involving the Ipsilateral Parotid and Lateral Neck

동측 이하선과 측경부에 발생한 혈관면역모세포 T세포 림프종 1예

  • Hong, Seok Jung (Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Veterans Health Service Medical Center) ;
  • Lee, Mi Ji (Department of Pathology, Veterans Health Service Medical Center) ;
  • Kim, Seung Woo (Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Veterans Health Service Medical Center)
  • 홍석정 (중앙보훈병원 이비인후과) ;
  • 이미지 (중앙보훈병원 병리과) ;
  • 김승우 (중앙보훈병원 이비인후과)
  • Received : 2019.03.05
  • Accepted : 2019.05.10
  • Published : 2019.05.31


Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare subtype of malignant lymphoma (ML), accounting for only 1 to 2% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Although ML of the parotid gland is rare, the majority are B-cell types. The AITL occurring synchronously in the parotid gland and lateral neck has not been reported earlier. It is classified as a high-grade malignancy with aggressive clinical features, and the prognosis is worse than any other type of NHL. We recently encountered a 72-year-old man with multiple mass on the ipsilateral parotid tail and lateral neck, and he was finally diagnosed as AITL. We report the unique and rare disease entity with a brief literature review.


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