[Primary cutane manifestation of a precursor-B-lymphoblastic lymphoma in the external ear]

Laryngorhinootologie. 2008 Oct;87(10):728-30. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-995788. Epub 2008 Jul 16.
[Article in German]


A Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) represents nearly three percent of all malignant tumors. Thirty to fourty percent of the lymphomas are located extra-nodal. Within the head and neck region they might occur in the tonsils, tongue base or the sinuses, the larynx and the pharynx. A cutaneous manifestation is rare. We report on an extranodal B-cell-lymphoma of the ear in a young woman. She reported on a piercing of the pinna months before with a subsequent infection. This infection led to the development of a massive ear tumor. Histologic examination resulted in the final diagnosis. In spite of the considerable extent of the lymphoma there was no systemic manifestation and a total remission was induced by chemotherapy before adjuvant radiation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
  • Body Piercing / adverse effects
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Ear Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Ear Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Ear Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Ear, External*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / diagnosis*
  • Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / drug therapy
  • Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skin Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Skin Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Wound Infection / complications
  • Wound Infection / etiology
  • Young Adult