Lymphomas of the head and neck region: an update

José Cabeçadas, Daniel Martinez, Simon Andreasen, Lauge Hjorth Mikkelsen, Ricardo Molina-Urra, Diane Hall, Primož Strojan, Henrik Hellquist, Francesco Bandello, Alessandra Rinaldo, Antonio Cardesa, Alfio Ferlito

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The field of haematopathology is rapidly evolving and for the non-specialized pathologist receiving a specimen with the possibility of a lymphoid malignancy may be a daunting experience. The coincidence of the publication, in 2017, of the WHO monographies on head and neck and haematopoietic and lymphoid tumours prompted us to write this review. Although not substantially different from lymphomas elsewhere, lymphomas presenting in this region pose some specific problems and these are central to the review. In addition, differences in subtype frequency and morphological variations within the same entity are discussed. The difficulty in diagnosis related to some specimens led us to briefly mention common subtypes of systemic lymphomas presenting in the head and neck region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-665
Number of pages17
JournalVirchows Archiv
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2019


  • Classification
  • Head and neck
  • Lymphomas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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