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Not always 'squame': The rare entity of follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the tonsil presenting with cervical nodal metastases.

Authors
  • Brugman, Jaanri1
  • de Bruyn, Gerard2
  • Naidoo, Komeela3
  • Merven, Marc2
  • Opperman, Johan4
  • van Rensburg, Leon Janse1
  • 1 Division of Radiodiagnosis, Department of Medical Imaging and Clinical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. , (South Africa)
  • 2 Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. , (South Africa)
  • 3 Division of Radiation Oncology, Department of Medical Imaging and Clinical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. , (South Africa)
  • 4 Division of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. , (South Africa)
Type
Published Article
Journal
SA journal of radiology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2020
Volume
24
Issue
1
Pages
1978–1978
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4102/sajr.v24i1.1978
PMID: 33391840
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although squamous cell carcinoma accounts for the overwhelming majority of head and neck malignant neoplasms, extranodal follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) of the pharyngeal region can have a similar clinical presentation. The histopathological features of this rare entity have been described and emphasised in the literature. We present the case of a 65-year-old male patient with FDCS of the tonsil to illustrate the radiologic findings of FDCS and also highlight this infrequent but salient differential diagnosis for adult head and neck neoplasia. © 2020. The Authors.

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