Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: an unusual cause of severe otalgia and facial palsy

Reddy, Udaya, Bewick, Jessica, Good, Catriona, Chevassut, Timothy and Das-Purkayastha, Prodip K (2012) Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: an unusual cause of severe otalgia and facial palsy. BMJ Case Reports, 2012. ISSN 1757-790X

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Abstract

An elderly woman, two months after chemotherapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, presented with left-sided otalgia, discharge and facial nerve palsy. MRI showed an active left mastoid infection with an ear canal lesion, likely to be a cholesteatoma. However, a biopsy of the mass showed recurrent high-grade lymphoma. Following diagnosis, the patient opted for palliative care within the community and consequently passed away a few weeks later

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
Depositing User: Timothy Chevassut
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 11:36
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 02:54
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/41558

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