Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas of Waldeyer's ring: a clinicopathological and immunological study of 64 cases in the western Cape.

Norval E.J. ; Thompson I.O. (2001)


The clinicopathological and immunological features of 64 cases of primary extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHLs) that occurred in Waldeyer's ring (WR) were examined. The objective was to compare the findings of this study with those of previous studies. The age at presentation, sex ratio, and site of occurrence of these tumours within WR concurred with that of other studies. Diffuse large cell lymphomas were the most prevalent in this study. Most T-cell NHLs occurred in the nasopharynx where they constituted 28% of all NHLs in that site. This indicates a higher incidence of nasopharyngeal T-cell NHLs in South Africa as compared with other Western countries.

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