Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma presented as diffuse swelling of the parotid gland

Am J Otolaryngol. Jul-Aug 2005;26(4):285-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2005.01.011.


Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a distinct subtype of lymphoma. Parotid MALT lymphoma is a rare tumor that is hard to diagnose by fine-needle aspiration cytology. Therefore, partial parotidectomy is often required for a pathological diagnosis. We report a case of MALT lymphoma presented as unilateral diffuse swelling of the parotid gland, who was diagnosed by partial parotidectomy and underwent radiotherapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone / diagnosis*
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone / pathology
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone / surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Parotid Gland / diagnostic imaging
  • Parotid Gland / pathology
  • Parotid Gland / surgery*
  • Parotid Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Parotid Neoplasms / pathology
  • Parotid Neoplasms / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography