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

SA Journal of Radiology


 
 
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Title Not always ‘squame’: The rare entity of follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the tonsil presenting with cervical nodal metastases
 
Creator Brugman, Jaanri de Bruyn, Gerard Naidoo, Komeela Merven, Marc Opperman, Johan Janse van Rensburg, Leon
 
Subject Radiology, Head and Neck follicular dendritic cell sarcoma; magnetic resonance; tonsil; nodal metastasis; squamous cell carcinoma; head and neck neoplasm; oropharynx.
Description 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.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2020-12-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
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Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v24i1.1978
 
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 24, No 1 (2020); 4 pages 2078-6778 1027-202X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/1978/2669 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/1978/2668 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/1978/2670 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/1978/2667
 
Coverage South Africa; Western Cape — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Jaanri Brugman, Gerard de Bruyn, Komeela Naidoo, Marc Merven, Johan Opperman, Leon Janse van Rensburg https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0