Precursor T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Presenting as a Tongue Mass

Friedman, Aaron D.; Cook, James R.; Scharpf, Joseph
February 2009
Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery;Feb2009, Vol. 38 Issue 1, pE16
Academic Journal
Case Study
A case report is presented on precursor T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma or leukemia (pre-T ALL) which mimicks a primary tongue neoplasm. The case study is an 85-year-old male hospital patient with dyspnea, fatigue, and a neck mass whose medical history includes heavy smoking and alcohol abuse. The diagnosis and treatment of pre-T All is discussed.


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