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J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 25(1): 52-57 Back to browse issues page
Involvement of cervico-facial tissues and lymph nodes of patients with lymphoma in Imam Khomaini Hospital (2003)
Corresponding Author: Dr. Sourina Sahba *, dr. Mahboobeh Poorabdollahi Ardakani
Associate Prof, , sahba_srn@yahoo.com
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Background & Aim: Lymphoma is a group of cancers that originates in the lymphatic system, but extranodal regions may be involved. As the head and neck areas are in the field of dentistry so a dentist has an important role in early diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of lymphoma and involvement of cervico-facial tissues in patients with Hodgkin disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Methods & Materials: This descriptive study was conducted on medical records of 55 patients presented lymphoma, 9 cases with Hodgkin’s disease (HD) and 46 cases with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), mainly for involvement of cervico-facial tissues and lymphadenopathy in cancer department of Iman Khomaini Hospital (2003). Data was analysed by using SPSS 11 statistical software.

Results: Data revealed that the mean age in patients with HD was 47±7.18 and in NHL, 55±18 years old. The most site of lymphadenopathy was observed in the neck (88.8 in HD and 56.5 in NHL). In 17.4% of patients with NHL, lymphadenopathy was found in submandibular, parotid and submental regions. According to the staging, 61% of patients were in stages I and II. The most common diagnostic method was incisional biobsy.

Conclusion: Attention to cervico-facial and oral manifestation of lymphoma is effective in early diagnosis.

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Keywords: Lymph nodes, Hodgkin’s disease, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2006/09/6
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Sahba S, Poorabdollahi Ardakani M. Involvement of cervico-facial tissues and lymph nodes of patients with lymphoma in Imam Khomaini Hospital (2003). J Dent Sch. 2007; 25 (1) :52-57
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مجله دانشکده دندانپزشکی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهید بهشتی Shahid Beheshti University Dental Journal
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