Research
Print page Print page
Switch language
The Capital Region of Denmark - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
Published

Lymphoma of the Sublingual Gland: Clinical, Morphological, Histopathological, and Genetic Characterization

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Harvard

APA

CBE

MLA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{fdd5ee70d7fd45d99a6c426ff4205e79,
title = "Lymphoma of the Sublingual Gland: Clinical, Morphological, Histopathological, and Genetic Characterization",
abstract = "Background: Lymphoma of the sublingual gland is rare, representing 1% of all salivary gland lymphomas. In this case report, we present three new cases and compare them to previously published cases, with the aim of characterizing the clinical, morphological, histopathological, and genetic features of this type of malignancy. Materials and Methods: We provide a clinical description of three cases along with a characterization of the microscopic features, including morphology, and immunohistochemistry. In addition, we analysed possible cytogenetic rearrangements with the use of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Results: Case 1: A 61-year-old male presenting with a painless swelling of the floor of the mouth diagnosed as extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (EMZL) of the left sublingual gland. The patient is alive with no evidence of disease after his fourth treatment regimen following several relapses. Case 2: A 68-year-old female with a prior history of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) presenting with a tender swelling of the left sublingual gland as well as the right submandibular gland. The lesions were diagnosed as relapsing MCL. The patient died of unrelated causes after 18 months of treatment. Case 3: A 75-year-old female presenting with a swelling of the floor of the mouth diagnosed as follicular lymphoma (FL) of the left sublingual gland. The patient received chemotherapy along with radiotherapy and was still alive 10 years after the diagnosis. Conclusion: The three cases of sublingual gland lymphomas presented in this case report resemble lymphomas of other major salivary glands. The clinician should be aware of this type of malignancy and that the clinical presentation may not differ from benign lesions or other more common malignancies in this location.",
keywords = "lymphoma, sublingual glands, salivary glands, extranodal marginal zone lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, head and neck",
author = "Lars Iversen and Eriksen, {Patrick Rene Gerhard} and Simon Andreasen and Erik Clasen-Linde and Preben Hom{\o}e and Irene Wessel and {von Buchwald}, Christian and Steffen Heegaard",
note = "Copyright {\textcopyright} 2020 Iversen, Eriksen, Andreasen, Clasen-Linde, Hom{\o}e, Wessel, von Buchwald and Heegaard.",
year = "2020",
doi = "10.3389/fsurg.2020.581105",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
pages = "581105",
journal = "Frontiers in Surgery",
issn = "2296-875X",
publisher = "Frontiers Media S.A.",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Lymphoma of the Sublingual Gland

T2 - Clinical, Morphological, Histopathological, and Genetic Characterization

AU - Iversen, Lars

AU - Eriksen, Patrick Rene Gerhard

AU - Andreasen, Simon

AU - Clasen-Linde, Erik

AU - Homøe, Preben

AU - Wessel, Irene

AU - von Buchwald, Christian

AU - Heegaard, Steffen

N1 - Copyright © 2020 Iversen, Eriksen, Andreasen, Clasen-Linde, Homøe, Wessel, von Buchwald and Heegaard.

PY - 2020

Y1 - 2020

N2 - Background: Lymphoma of the sublingual gland is rare, representing 1% of all salivary gland lymphomas. In this case report, we present three new cases and compare them to previously published cases, with the aim of characterizing the clinical, morphological, histopathological, and genetic features of this type of malignancy. Materials and Methods: We provide a clinical description of three cases along with a characterization of the microscopic features, including morphology, and immunohistochemistry. In addition, we analysed possible cytogenetic rearrangements with the use of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Results: Case 1: A 61-year-old male presenting with a painless swelling of the floor of the mouth diagnosed as extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (EMZL) of the left sublingual gland. The patient is alive with no evidence of disease after his fourth treatment regimen following several relapses. Case 2: A 68-year-old female with a prior history of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) presenting with a tender swelling of the left sublingual gland as well as the right submandibular gland. The lesions were diagnosed as relapsing MCL. The patient died of unrelated causes after 18 months of treatment. Case 3: A 75-year-old female presenting with a swelling of the floor of the mouth diagnosed as follicular lymphoma (FL) of the left sublingual gland. The patient received chemotherapy along with radiotherapy and was still alive 10 years after the diagnosis. Conclusion: The three cases of sublingual gland lymphomas presented in this case report resemble lymphomas of other major salivary glands. The clinician should be aware of this type of malignancy and that the clinical presentation may not differ from benign lesions or other more common malignancies in this location.

AB - Background: Lymphoma of the sublingual gland is rare, representing 1% of all salivary gland lymphomas. In this case report, we present three new cases and compare them to previously published cases, with the aim of characterizing the clinical, morphological, histopathological, and genetic features of this type of malignancy. Materials and Methods: We provide a clinical description of three cases along with a characterization of the microscopic features, including morphology, and immunohistochemistry. In addition, we analysed possible cytogenetic rearrangements with the use of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Results: Case 1: A 61-year-old male presenting with a painless swelling of the floor of the mouth diagnosed as extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (EMZL) of the left sublingual gland. The patient is alive with no evidence of disease after his fourth treatment regimen following several relapses. Case 2: A 68-year-old female with a prior history of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) presenting with a tender swelling of the left sublingual gland as well as the right submandibular gland. The lesions were diagnosed as relapsing MCL. The patient died of unrelated causes after 18 months of treatment. Case 3: A 75-year-old female presenting with a swelling of the floor of the mouth diagnosed as follicular lymphoma (FL) of the left sublingual gland. The patient received chemotherapy along with radiotherapy and was still alive 10 years after the diagnosis. Conclusion: The three cases of sublingual gland lymphomas presented in this case report resemble lymphomas of other major salivary glands. The clinician should be aware of this type of malignancy and that the clinical presentation may not differ from benign lesions or other more common malignancies in this location.

KW - lymphoma

KW - sublingual glands

KW - salivary glands

KW - extranodal marginal zone lymphoma

KW - mantle cell lymphoma

KW - follicular lymphoma

KW - head and neck

U2 - 10.3389/fsurg.2020.581105

DO - 10.3389/fsurg.2020.581105

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 33240925

VL - 7

SP - 581105

JO - Frontiers in Surgery

JF - Frontiers in Surgery

SN - 2296-875X

ER -

ID: 61341756