Nasal type NK/T-cell lymphoma - diagnosis and treatment difficulties

N. H. Hamidah*, Siti Shahrom, M. A. Siti Aishah, S. Das, B. S. Gendeh, S. A.W. Fadilah

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Primary nasal lymphomas are rare. One of the most common cellular subtypes in the Asian population is natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (NKTL) with a high association of EBV. We report a case of a 42-year-old female, who presented with a worsening sore throat, odynophagia, dysphagia to solid food due to oropharyngeal ulcers and bilateral nasal blockage and recurrent fever for the past two weeks prior to admission. Physical examination revealed ulcers over the soft palate with nasopharyngeal slough. Computerized Tomography (CT) scan of the neck showed nasopharyngeal abscess with bilateral maxillary ethnoidal sinusitis. The diagnostic and management challenge is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • EBV
  • Lymphoma
  • NKTL
  • Nasal lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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