HomePhilippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeryvol. 26 no. 1 (2011)

Primary Malignant Parotid Lymphoma: Two Case Reports with Different Disease Progression and Treatment

Noor Dina Hashim | Mohd Razif Mohamad Yunus | Asma Abdullah | Marina Mat Baki | Salina Husain | Mazita Ami



Objective: To describe our experience in managing two cases of primary malignant parotid lymphoma.
Design: Case Report
Setting: Tertiary University Referral Center
Patients: Two
Results: Both patients underwent superficial parotidectomy. Despite recurrence in one, the disease was controlled with conservative management. However, the disease was more aggressive in the other, requiring additional chemo-radiotherapy.
Conclusion: Malignant parotid lymphoma may present with varying stages, grades and clinical courses, requiring different management approaches. The treatment options are based on grading and staging at diagnosis and should be implemented depending on individual case.