Issue N# 5 - 2011
A case of nasal NK/T cell lymphoma in black Africa
Authors : Kouassi YM, Vroh Bi TS, Amelin IH, Buraïma F, N’Gattia KV, Kouassi JE, Tanon-Anoh MJ, Kouassi B, Portmann D. (Abidjan)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2011;132,5:255-257.
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Introduction: Nasal NK/T cell lymphoma is an aggressive, locally destructive and necrotizing lesions. It is exceptional rare in Africa. Case report: We report a 73 year-old patient’s case presenting a nasal obstruction with a chronic purulent nasal discharge. The physical examination showed a chronic nasal lesion involving the nose and infiltrating the pyramid. The histopathological examination performed in a french laboratory diagnosed a nasal T cell lymphoma. Chemotherapy was initiated; radiotherapy being unavailable. Conclusion: The difficulties in management of nasal NK/T lymphoma cases are due to diagnostic difficulties and therapeutic problems related to the absence of radiotherapy in our work environment.
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